With over a decade of experience, Valerie L Williams has heard it all! She understands that bringing awareness to Dating/Domestic Violence, a social issue that does not discriminate against, race, age, sexual orientation, religion or social economic status is more needed than ever.
What is Domestic/Dating/Intimate Partner Violence - It is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.
It can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, psychological, or technological actions or threats of actions or threats or patterns of coercive behavior.
2O people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 10 men experience some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
1 in 10 women have been raped by an intimate partner
About 1 in 5 college students say they have been abused by an intimate partner