Blue Shield of California Foundation released a new report on domestic violence. Domestic violence negatively impacts every community in the United States, affecting one in three women and one in four men, with profound and enduring consequences. In addition, one in five children witnesses parental assault, leading to increased risk of experiencing or perpetrating domestic violence as adults, and continuing the cycle of violence.
This new report uses a life course analysis—which is based on the premise that health is a consequence of multiple determinants and contexts that change as a person develops—to focus on the risk factors for domestic violence perpetration and to highlight opportunities for prevention.
The foundation commissioned this research based on our belief that an increased understanding of the root causes of domestic violence will lead to appropriate interventions to effectively prevent violence and end the cycle.
Contact: Christine Maulhardt Vaughan