Infographic: Debunking Domestic Violence Myths

There are many popular misconceptions about domestic violence. Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any gender, race, or socioeconomic status. Millions of people experience domestic violence every year in the United States. Family violence is happening in more homes than you think. If it’s not happening in your home, statistically, it’s happening in at least one of the houses you can see from your front door. People you know could be victims or survivors, as shame and stigma prevents many from talking about the abuse. We’ve served men in their 50s who are struggling with childhood trauma, seniors who are being abused by their caregivers, children who have witnessed violence, doctors, lawyers, public officials, people experiencing homelessness, and everyone in between.

Check out the infographic below for common myths about domestic violence.