Domestic violence is one of our most pervasive and misunderstood public health issues. 1 in 4 women, and 1 in 9 men has experienced physical assault, sexual assault, or stalking by an intimate partner. Out of these cases, 1 in 4 women, and 1 in 7 men has experienced severe physical violence.

Sexual assault refers to any sexual contact or act without consent. Both women and men are victims of sexual assault, and the perpetrator is usually an acquaintance or a previously intimate partner of the victim.

Understanding the signs of abuse enables people to better support survivors in getting the help they need.

Supporting Loved Ones

It's difficult when someone you know is being abused. Thankfully there are ways that you can support them without putting them in danger.

Trauma and Brain Health

Trauma to the brain is pervasive in victims/survivors of abuse. We shed light on the link between trauma and brain health, and how exercise helps mitigate the effects of abuse.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is frequently suffered by victims/survivors of abuse. Read more about TBI and its effects on one's health.

Exercise and Post-Trauma Recovery

We place a spotlight on research supporting the importance of exercise for post-trauma recovery.

Here you can find links to a number of organizations raising awareness, providing services to victims and their families, and educating the public.

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