Violence affects not only those who experience it directly but also those who care for and support those individuals.
Statistics on the prevalence and results of violence are staggering. Violence impacts people of all genders, sexual orientations, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is responsible for more than 1.6 million preventable deaths of people each year, and for long-term physical, psychological, economic, health and social consequences for countless others.
During the course of the day, during your practice, work or life, many of us are confronted with the recent or long-term impact of violence on patients, co-workers, family and friends. No one is exempt.
The Victim Resource Center seeks to provide answers to many questions that arise when you suspect or hear that the suffering of people may be related to exposure to violence.
For urgent matters involving Domestic Violence dial SafeLink's 24hr hotline at 1-877-785-2020.
For urgent matters related to Sexual Assault, contact Boston Area Rape Crisis Center's 24hr hotline at 617-492-7273 or 1-800-841-8371.