How Domestic Violence, Sexual assault and stalking affect survivors
On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year. Despite constructions of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking as discrete forms of violence, research shows that violence often co-occurs. Victims experiencing multiple forms of violence require different interventions from victims experiencing only one. Taking into account each individuals sensitive scenario can help determine the best course of treatment for each survivor.