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Domestic Violence Awareness


In the United States, more than 10 million adults experience domestic violence. However, because domestic violence is a pattern, many experience repeated acts of abuse. An act of abuse happens more than once every three seconds.

On Thursday, October 19, our Z-Club hosted an awareness event during lunch to help students learn about the statistics and resources for victims. Our school stands in solidarity against all forms of abuse, and we encourage everyone to reach out for help to a trusted adult on campus.

Violence can very much be a part of our lives and it is up to us to decide if we will accept violence or work together against it. The Family Crisis Center works hard to prevent any acts of violence against others. 

On average, around 20 people per minute are physically abused by a partner in the United States. Every 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence. Women between the ages of 18 and 24 are most commonly abused by a partner. Domestic violence involves a weapon 19% of the time, increasing the risk of homicide.

Domestic victimization is correlated with a higher rate of suicidal behavior and depression,

1 in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence each year. 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to these acts of violence.

If you or a friend needs to talk you can always call the Hotline at 559-784-0192

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Shyanne Ybarra
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First-year Orange & Green Staff member Shyanne Ybarra is a senior at Porterville High. Shyanne enjoys all things art and music. She is apart of Film and Literature class here on campus, along with Glee.

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