New Insights on Domestic Violence in New Mexico: Betty Caponera's 2013 Report
When: Tuesday, Oct. 22nd
Time: 12-1:00 pm
Presented by Betty Caponera
"There exists a massive collection of studies in behavioral, psychological, social, and criminal justice literature that describes the impact of domestic violence on children and adult victims. However, until now, we have not studied the specific risk factors and impact of domestic violence on children and adult victims in New Mexico. Aggregate data describing the experiences of adult victims over the past 12 years has given us a baseline of how much domestic violence is taking place and some specifics about the adult victims that seek services. Unfortunately, this data has not been able to enlighten us regarding risk factors for being a domestic violence victim or the psychological, social, economic, medical, and criminal justice impacts. With first time information from the Adult Survivor Database submitted by 11 Service Providers in 2012, many insights regarding the childhood and adult experiences of New Mexico domestic violence victims are revealed.
This webinar will present data outlining the influence of many factors on domestic violence risk, including but not limited to: childhood abuse, being in shelter as a child, parental substance abuse, parental mental illness, and family income. As well as the factors that influence adult behaviors with regard to: alcohol/drug abuse, mental illness, injury risk, seeking medical treatment, seeking protective orders, pressing charges, staying and leaving their offender and much more. There is no doubt this information will stimulate discussion on paying attention to children from families where domestic violence occurs. It is so critical – please join me."