"You Are ENOUGH, So Say ENOUGH!"

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We want to empower victims of abuse to speak out, get out, and others to get involved when they see it happening.

Description of this Heartbreak

"Domestic violence (Domestic Violence)is t‍‍he willful intimidation(NCADV), physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one ‍‍intimate partner against another. (Hot Line)It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse."(Domestic Violence Awareness)

Why does this break your heart?

  • I have close relations with people that have gone through domestic abuse. -Kathryn S.- WHS
  • Thousands of people are abused every day of their lives and don't have the courage to stand up and fight back for themselves. I want to let them know that they have a choice and they can stand up and fight back without being afraid. - Sydney L.-WHS
  • Women are scared to stand up for themselves. I want to help be their voice and show them that there is hope. - Camilla G. -WHS
  • The statistics about domestic violence absolutely breaks my heart. No person should have to deal with domestic abuse and it happens all of the time. Domestic violence is definitely something that needs to stop and should never be overlooked. - Isabella B. - WHS
  • I have seen domestic abuse and no one should have to go through it. People should stand up and help put an end to domestic violence. - Will H. - WHS
  • One of my family members were abused when I was younger so I always get upset when I hear it happened to someone else.- Andrew A. FBHS
  • This is truly a heartbreak for me seeing these people being hurt without a reason. No one should be hurt without a reason and it shouldn't be a girl!
  • The only way to stop this is stopping it where it begins. -Davis F. FBS
  • My family member used to be in a domestic violent relationship and it hurt to see them so hurt. - Dominic- FBS
  • I hate when I see people getting verbally and physically hurt thinking they cant do anything about it. -willFBS
  • I know people in my town that have been abused and it hurts to know that its happening everyday to people in the world.- Bella WHS
  • This breaks my heart because I have a friend who is in an abusive relationship and eventually stopped seeing what is wrong with it. -FBHS

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Research and Facts About this Heartbreak

-On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2016)
-1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been victims of [some form of] physical violence by an intimate partner during their lifetime. (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2016)
-On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2016)
-Every 9 seconds in the US, a woman is assaulted or beaten. (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 2016)
-Women ages 18 to 34 are at greatest risk of becoming victims of domestic violence. (Scoopnest,2015)
- 88% of domestic violence victims are women. (Domestic Violence Facts,2014)
-There are 1,500 shelters for battered women in the United States. There are 3,800 animal shelters.(Schneider, 1990)
-19% of domestic violence involves a weapon. (NACDV, 2016)
-Domestic Violence can happen in any relationship, even same-sex relationships. (Same-sex Domestic Violence)
-Domestic Violence is a growing problem‍‍ in our so‍‍ciety and sometimes all of the bruises aren't visible. (No Visible Bruises)
- Here are some signs of domestic violence that you can notice(Signs of domestic violence )
- On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. (NCADV, 2016)
- Nearly half of all women and men in the United States have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime. (The National Domestic Violence Hotline, 2016)
- Approximately 1.3 million women and 835,000 men are physically assaulted by an intimate partner annually in the United States. (American Bar Association, 2000)
- Abuse in a relationship is any act used to gain power or control over another person. This is (Domestic Violence).
- If you think anyone is being abused you should call the Domestic (violence hotline.)
- Everyone should be aware of (Domestic Violence) and what it is.
-Domestic violence is most likely to take place between 6 pm and 6 am.
-As many as 324,000 women each year experience intimate partner violence during their pregnancy.
-Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women – more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
-Three to four million women in the United States are beaten in their homes each year by their husbands, ex-husbands, or male lovers.(Domestic Violence)
-One woman is beaten by her husband or partner every 15 seconds in the United States.(Domestic Violence)
-One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.(Domestic Violence)
-Police report that between 40% and 60% of the calls they receive, especially on the night shift, are domestic violence disputes.(Domestic Violence)
-25% - 45% of all women who are battered are battered during pregnancy.(Domestic Violence)
-Domestic violence does not end immediately with separation. Over 70% of the women injured in domestic violence cases are injured after separation.(Domestic Violence)
-Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults. (Domestic Violence)
-One in ten calls made to alert police of domestic violence is placed by a child in the home. One of every three abused children becomes an adult abuser or victim.(Domestic Violence)
-Nearly three out of four (74%) of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence.(Domestic Violence)
-30% of Americans say they know a woman who has been physically abused by her husband or boyfriend in the past year. (Domestic Violence)
Three to four million women in the United States are beaten in their homes each year by their husbands, ex-husbands, or male lovers.
One woman is beaten by her husband or partner every 15 seconds in the United States. One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. (Domestic Violence)

Why should other people care about this heartbreak?

This is a serious problem in the world, and people should try and do whatever they can to educate others about it and the problems it causes. It can be stopped, we just have to find a way how.
Domestic Violence in the U.S. and all around the world has reached an all-time high. I want to hel‍‍p educate people on this horrible thing and help them realize there is a way out.‍

Domestic Violence effects everyone. The victims do not only consist of the ones directly getting hit or threatened, but their children. The children are more likely to intervene when they witness abuse placing them in a greater risk of abuse. They are likely to consistently get sick, have frequent headaches, and being tired and lethargic.
Because it can happen to anyone doesn't matter if male, female, black, or white this is a universal issue that should not be tolerated.


The Black Dot Campaign is a movement to help fight back against Domestic Violence. If you are a victim of Domestic Violence you can draw a black dot on the palm of your hand for others to see. The victim can then post a picture on social media to let others know‍‍ or just choose to walk around with it on to show others. If you see a black dot on someone's palm you should go to the police immediately because they are a victim of domestic violence. By using th‍‍e black dot it allows the victim to let others know discreetly without making their abuser angry.

App Features


It needs to lo‍ok like a game.
App's picture as a white background with a black dot. (Black Dot Campaign)
it needs to have ways they can get in touch with people that can help them.
We could have multiple links and numbers to Domestic Violence C‍enters and place people could go to get help. I think this would help victims so much in knowing there is a way out and that they don't have to stay in that situation any lo‍nger than they already have. I also think we co‍uld have an inspirational page to help those who have been abused to help others who are currently being abused. I think this could really help others meet and encourage others to get help and say enough.
We will have pictures of organizations.
The organization page will have information about what you can do to help and what groups are out there.
We will have a game that teaches you about all the important stats you need to know about domestic violence and what you can do to get help.
We will have an about page that tells you what domestic violence is, the history of it, who can help, and how you can determine if you are being abused.


Students Mapping this Heartbreak

Kathryn S.- WHS - Project Manager
Sydney L.- WHS
Camilla G. - WHS
Isabella B. - WHS
Will H. - WHS
Davi‍‍s- F‍‍BS
Andrew A. FBS
Dominic K- FBS
Bella U.-WHS
Aarin S- FBS