Domestic Violence

Domestic violence abuse is a pattern of coercive, controlling behavior that is a pervasive life-threatening crime affecting people in all our communities regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, social standing and immigration status.

Abuse is not love. It is one person in a relationship having power and control over the other person.

Domestic violence takes many forms: physical, emotional, economic, stalking and harassment, and sexual.

In February each year, Children’s Network partners with First 5 San Bernardino to bring awareness and resources to our community. Awareness campaigns can be seen on our Facebook page, campaign advertisements on the back of buses, and streamed on Spectrum Cable TV and their streaming networks. These campaigns provide awareness and direct the community on how to get information and resources.

In addition to our campaign, Children’s Network tracks data on child death involving domestic violence in the home and connects stakeholders such as county departments and community organizations for system improvement.

Children’s Network also directs the community to dial 2-1-1 for more information. Inland Empire United Way 2-1-1 can provide information for resources such as counseling, support groups, domestic violence hotlines, domestic violence shelters and more. Inland SoCal United Way 2-1-1.

For anonymous, confidential help available 24/7,
call the National Domestic Violence Hotline
at 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).
Adult arguing in front of a child
  • One in four women and one in seven men will experience severe physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2017) Preventing Intimate Partner Violence. Retrieved from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • In 2018, 8,525 domestic violence calls for assistance were made in San Bernardino County.
  • An estimated 15.5 million U.S. children live in households in which physical Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) occurred in the previous year, and children who are exposed to IPV-even if they are not the targets of violence-are at increased risk for mental, physical, social, behavioral and developmental problems (4,5). Child witnesses of IPV also are at higher risk of becoming abusers or victims later in life (1).

Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health (2021) Data by Topic. Retrieved from Kids Data