Victory Over Violence
Nancy has been a frequent guest on radio and television and featured in the press. She is available for interviews, articles and speaking engagements.
She speaks and writes in advocacy against domestic violence telling Nancy's Story and how knowledge about money brings confidence and self-sufficiency.
Her topics include: Nancy's Story; The
essential need for women to network with other women; the importance of
teaching your kids about money beginning early in life; and, of course
about The Business of Me and why it is such an effective tool in helping
women to transition to new lives while reducing the eighty five percent
recidivism rate amongst women who leave and then return to the abusive
Recent Media Appearances
Francis Wood WFLO Morning Show, Farmville VA
M.R. Murray KMPB Mountain Public Radio, Dillion CO
WIHS Journal, Middletown CT
The Toronto Star "Wall Street executive, battered wife"
Forbes Woman: Interview with Mary Ellen Egan
WGEM/News Talk Live with Rich Cain and Greg Haubrich from Quincy, IL
CKTB/Niagara at Noon with Stephanie Sabourin from St. Catherines, ON
On The Air With Tony Sweet from Los Angeles, CA.
Mississippi News Network/On Deadline with Sid Salter from Jackson, MS
CILV-FM with Katfish and Dave Schellenberg from Ottawa, ON
A League of Our Own with Fran Spencer 88.7 FM WRHU from Hofstra University.
Here is what Fran had to say about the interview.
She tells of how she was a Wall Street Executive during the day and a battered wife at night. Hers is a moving story of one who went from victim to victor to living angel. She is my guest this week on
Nancy not only recounts her story, but also tells how, through her program called The Business of Me, she facilitates the healing and financial self sufficiency of women survivors of domestic violence.”
Focus Communications/A Touch of Grey Radio Show with Carole Marks
CNN Radio with April Williams from Atlanta, GA
WGMZ-FM – WAAX-AM with Rick Sisk from Gadsden, AL
KWRE-AM/Morning Show with Steve Barnard from Warrenton, MOWDIS/Talk of the Town with Dan Collier from Norfolk, MA
WVHU/Tom Roten Morning Show from Huntington, WV
WJCT/First Coast Connect with Melissa Ross from Jacksonville, FL
WRAM/Morning Show with Vanessa Wetterling from Monmouth, IL
WomensRadio with Pat Lynch from Reno, NV
WILK/Morning News With Webster and Nancy from Pittston, PA
WMAD/ John & Tammy in the Morning from Madison, WI
WSGE/The Roundtable with Mary Vaughn from Dallas, NC
KGAB/The Morning Show With Dave Chaffin and Amy Richards from Cheyenne, WY
Internet Voices Radio/Lillian Cauldwell Show from Ann Arbor, MI
Here’s what Jennifer had to say: Author, domestic violence survivor and advocate Nancy Salamone will discuss with radio personality and host Jennifer S. Wilkov what inspired her to write her memoir, Victory Over Violence, and how she wrote about her painful experiences. She’ll also discuss how she chose to publish it and how she’s using her book as her hook to help other women.
What Others Say
VICTORY OVER VIOLENCE is an important contribution to the struggle against domestic violence. Nancy Salamone has written a forthright account of her double life as a skilled high-level professional woman in business and an abused and assaulted wife at home. This compelling history of survival, escape, and freedom challenges the stereotype that women are victimized because they lack the education and employment skills to be independent of their violent spouses. Nancy Salamone shows that any woman can suffer from domestic violence and there is hope for escape and a good life with the support of family, friends, and co-workers who respond when they see signs of injury and distress in a woman close to them.
Judge Marjory D. Fields,
New York State Courts, retired
“Nancy provided "The Business of Me" seminar to
members of our Professional Women's Group. Our clients found the seminar
to be very helpful, informative, and encouraging. I was particularly
impressed with Nancy's holistic approach to the subject manner and
skillful interaction with the group. She facilitated a warm and
comfortable atmosphere for our clients to talk freely about money
concerns while also providing them with useful information and practical
financial advice, a unique combination among financial seminars. Our
clients were truly energized and inspired by the experience.”
Victoria Cabrera, Professional Women’s Group Coordinator, Dress for Success
“I could never thank you enough for bringing your incredible gifts to Vera House. It has been a blessing to have you with us. I look forward to our continued partnership.”
Randi Bregman, Executive Director, Vera House
In her book “Victory Over Violence,” Nancy shares her personal story of a woman with two lives – a life of competence at work, and a life of terror at home. She also shares how she learned to be truly free…in hopes that by sharing her story, others will learn that they can become free as well. Nancy also provides insights from her personal perspective into some of the most difficult questions often asked about victims of domestic violence. This story is precious, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful.Kim Wells, Executive Director, Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence
YOU are a wonderful speaker. The accolades you received were truly impressive.You are a star May you sell millions of copies of your book
With admiration and love,
Bruce G. Grieshaber
President, Jenna Foundation for Non-Violence
Domestic Violence Statistics
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SOURCE: Corporate Alliance to End Partner Violence http://caepv.org/getinfo/facts_stats.php?factsec=1
In February of 2008, the CDC
released the most comprehensive US survey regarding intimate partner violence.
CDC researchers asked adult participants in the 2005 Behavioral Risk Factor
Surveillance System survey if they would answer questions about
intimate-partner violence. More than 70,000 Americans -- just over half those
asked -- agreed.
- 23.6% of women and 11.5% of men reported at least one lifetime episode of intimate-partner violence.
- In households with incomes under $15,000 per year, 35.5% of women and 20.7% of men suffered violence from an intimate partner.
- 43% of women and 26% of men in multiracial non-Hispanic households suffered partner violence.
- 39% of women and 18.6% of men in American Indian/Alaska Native households suffered partner violence.
- 26.8% of women and 15.5% of men in white non-Hispanic households suffered partner violence.
- 29.2% of women and 23.3% of men in black non-Hispanic households suffered partner violence.
- 20.5% of women and 15.5% of men in Hispanic households suffered partner violence.
SOURCE: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence http://www.ncadv.org/files/DomesticViolenceFactSheet(National).pdf
Did You Know
- One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime.1
- An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year.2
- 85% of domestic violence victims are women.3
- Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew.4
- Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence.5
- Most cases of domestic violence are never reported to the police.6
Children Who Witness Domestic Violence
- Witnessing violence between one’s parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next.7
- Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children when they become adults.8
- 30% to 60% of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household.9
Homicide and Injury
- Almost one-third of female homicide victims that are reported in police records are killed by an intimate partner.14
- In 70-80% of intimate partner homicides, no matter which partner was killed, the man physically abused the woman before the murder.12
- Less than one-fifth of victims reporting an injury from intimate partner violence sought medical treatment following the injury.15
- Intimate partner violence results in more than 18.5 million mental health care visits each year.16
Sexual Assault and Stalking
- One in 6 women and 1 in 33 men have experienced an attempted or completed rape.10
- Nearly 7.8 million women have been raped by an intimate partner at some point in their lives.11
- Sexual assault or forced sex occurs in approximately 40-45% of battering relationships.12
- 1 in 12 women and 1 in 45 men have been stalked in their lifetime.13
-81% of women stalked by a current or former intimate partner are also physically assaulted by that partner; 31% are also sexually assaulted by that partner.13
- The cost of intimate partner violence exceeds $5.8 billion each year, $4.1 billion of which is for direct medical and mental health services.17
- Victims of intimate partner violence lost almost 8 million days of paid work because of the violence perpetrated against them by current or former husbands, boyfriends and dates. This loss is the equivalent of more than 32,000 full-time jobs and almost 5.6 million days of household productivity as a result of violence.17
- There are 16,800 homicides and $2.2 million (medically treated) injuries due to intimate partner violence annually, which costs $37 billion.18
- Domestic violence is one of the most chronically underreported crimes.20
- Only approximately one-quarter of all physical assaults, one-fifth of all rapes, and one-half of all stalkings perpetuated against females by intimate partners are reported to the police.1
- Approximately 20% of the 1.5 million people who experience intimate partner violence annually obtain civil protection orders.1
- Approximately one-half of the orders obtained by women against intimate partners who physically assaulted them were violated.1 More than two-thirds of the restraining orders against intimate partners who raped or stalked the victim were violated.
1 Tjaden, Patricia & Thoennes, Nancy. National Institute of Justice and the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, “Extent, Nature and Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence: Findings from the National Violence Against Women Survey,” (2000).
2 Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States. 2003. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. Atlanta, GA.
3 Bureau of Justice Statistics Crime Data Brief, Intimate Partner Violence, 1993-2001, February 2003.
4 U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Criminal Victimization, 2005,” September 2006.
5 U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Intimate Partner Violence in the United States,” December 2006.
6 Frieze, I.H., Browne, A. (1989) Violence in Marriage. In L.E. Ohlin & M. H. Tonry (eds.) Family Violence. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
7 Break the Cycle. (2006). Startling Statistics. http://www.breakthecycle.org/html%20files/I_4a_startstatis.htm.
8 Strauss, Gelles, and Smith, “Physical Violence in American Families: Risk Factors and Adaptations to Violence” in 8,145 Families. Transaction Publishers (1990).
9 Edelson, J.L. (1999). “The Overlap Between Child Maltreatment and Woman Battering.” Violence Against Women. 5:134-154.
10 U.S. Department of Justice, “Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women,” November 1998.
11 Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States. 2003. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. Atlanta, GA.
12 Campbell, et al. (2003). “Assessing Risk Factors for Intimate Partner Homicide.” Intimate Partner Homicide, NIJ Journal, 250, 14-19. Washington, D.C.: National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice.
13 Tjaden, Patricia & Thoennes, Nancy. (1998). “Stalking in America.” National Institute for Justice.
14 Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports “Crime in the United States, 2000,” (2001).
15 U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Intimate Partner Violence in the United States,” December 2006.
16 Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States. 2003. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. Atlanta, GA.
Tjaden, Patricia & Thoennes, Nancy.
17 Costs of Intimate Partner Violence Against Women in the United States. 2003. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. Atlanta, GA.
18 The Cost of Violence in the United States. 2007. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Centers for Injury Prevention and Control. Atlanta, GA.
19 U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Family Violence Statistics,” June 2005.
20 U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Criminal Victimization,” 2003.For more information, please visit our website at www.ncadv.org.