October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Did you know?

20 people per minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner in the US.*

On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 21,000 calls, or 15 calls per minute.*

7% of cis gender men, 20% of cis gender women, and 35% of transgender individuals report experiencing intimate partner violence in their lifetimes.*

Learn More

The library has numerous resources on all aspects of this issue, from causes and cultural attitudes to treatment and prevention programs and victim support. Check out our display in the new books area by the library’s front door for a selection of books on the topic. For more books, check out our HELIN Catalog. You can also search databases like Social Sciences Full Text, Gender Studies Database, and GenderWatch for journal articles and other sources on the topic. For help finding information on domestic violence and related topics, contact one of our liaison librarians.

Get Involved

SMART logoSMART is a group of students, staff and faculty who work together on programming and prevention education on topics relating to sexual and interpersonal violence. For more information about their mission and activities, check out their webpage. To get involved, email [email protected].

*Source: National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2011