Did you know that 1 in 3 women will be impacted by sexual assault or domestic violence during their life time and that 3 women are killed each day in the USA by an intimate partner.Every 2 minutes someone in the USA is sexually assaulted and CMPD responded to more than 35,000 domestic violence related calls last year.
It is heartbreaking to think that 1 in every 4 girls and 1 in every 6 boys will be sexually assaulted before their 18th birthday.
Many people who commit abuse were either abused themselves as children or witnessed abuse between family members. The devastating effects of domestic violence on women are well documented. Far less is known about the impact on children who witness a parent or caregiver being subjected to violence. Those who are not direct victims have some of the same behavioural and psychological problems as children who are themselves physically abused.Children in the earliest years of life are particularly vulnerable: studies show that domestic violence is more prevalent in homes with younger children than those with older children.
To break this cycle and to reduce the cases of domestic violence in the generations to come, we have to implement programs that are effective and help violent perpetrators get the knowledge and help they need to not create the next generation of violent individuals in their children. Rehabilitation programs such as Safe Alliance that emphasize self-reflection, self-control, empathy, and which build resilience, can allow them instead to offer their children love, concern and tenderness.
This Saturday Charlotte Family Yoga will host Yoga & Essential Oils with all profits going to Safe Alliance.
Safe alliance mission is to provide hope and healing to those impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault.
For More information on Safe Alliance please visit http://www.safealliance.org/