Please note that we have added several new data points this year, in our ongoing effort to provide the broadest, most useful collection of data possible.
We also encourage you to refer to our newly created Domestic Violence Dashboard Guide for more information about the data we have been collecting since 2007, and for specific information about the new data we have collected each year. We hope you have been Shining the Light across New York State! See our Shine the Light toolkit for ideas and printable resources, like posters and brochures.
And remember, Thursday, October 20 is the statewide Wear Purple Day!
Unfortunately, teen dating violence—the type of intimate partner violence that occurs between two young people who are, or who were once in, an intimate relationship—is a serious problem in the United States.A national survey found that ten percent of teens, female and male, had been the victims of physical dating violence within the past year and can increase the risk of physical injury, poor academic performance, binge drinking, suicide attempts, unhealthy sexual behaviors, substance abuse, negative body image and self-esteem, and violence in future relationships. In: Krug E, Dahlberg LL, Mercy JA, Zwi AB, Lozano R, eds. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2002:1–56. Just released: The 2015 New York State Domestic Violence Dashboard We are pleased to bring you the 2015 Domestic Violence Dashboard, which provides a wealth of information about the statewide prevalence of and response to domestic violence in 2015.New York Goes Purple: A selection of photos from across the state Domestic Violence and Strangulation: A Guide for Victims and Professionals pdf HTML (web page), provides information about the signs and symptoms of strangulation, and provides recommendations and resources for victims and professionals.
Domestic Violence and the Workplace: A Handbook for Employers provides information to employers about the impact domestic violence can have in the workplace, and offers guidance and resources on how to best address the concern.