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Domestic Violence

Abuse thrives only in silence. Talking about it brings it out of the shadows, and
helps you as a victim, as a perpetrator or as an abused child to deal with it.

  • Resources including Emergency (Open)

  • Is it happening to me? 15 questions that help identify if you are in
    an abusive relationship

  • Could your life be in danger? (Open)
    You should know that 10 or more 'yes' answers is concerning. Please get in touch with your local domestic violence shelter or call the national domestic violence hotline for more help in staying safe.

  • Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don't leave (Video)
    If you read nothing else, watch this video.

  • Passive Aggressive Behavior: A Form of Covert Abuse (Open)

  • Red flags of a batterer's personality (Open)

  • What is Domestic Violence (DV)? / How Prevalent is it? / How do I know
    if someone is a victim of DV?

  • Recognizing the warning signs of domestic violence and abuse (Open)

  • The Law and Domestic Violence: Consequences (Open)

    Safety Planning
    A personal safety plan is a way of helping you to protect yourself and your children.
    It helps you plan in advance for the possibility of future violence and abuse. It also helps you to think about how you can increase your safety either within the relationship, or if you decide to leave.

  • Safety Planning: Getting away (Open)

  • A Safety Plan (Open)

  • Staying Safe - tips (Open)

  • Post-Separation Violence / Post Separation Batterers Tactics (Open)

    Getting ready to leave

  • Getting ready to leave (Open)

  • Everything you need to know about leaving an abusive relationship - law, court,
    plan, etc.

  • Legal aid, resources including free legal aid - all states (search by State for Domestic Violence) (Open) or through the American Bar Association (Open)

  • How to get a restraining order (by State) (Open)

  • Protection Orders, Restraining Orders, Domestic Violence Injunctions (Open)

    DV and Children
    What does child abuse have to do with Domestic Violence?
    Domestic Violence (DV) and child abuse often go hand in hand. A study put the number at 50%; 50% of domestic violence influenced households also have abused children.
    A child who is present during an episode of domestic violence is a witness. As a witness they are a participant. As a participant they are victims, and should be treated as such.'

  • Co-occurrence of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse/Neglect (Open)

  • DV Effects on Children / Batterers Influence on Children (Open)

  • Key Points: Ways a Person May be Victimized / Effects of DV on Children (Open)

  • Speaking: with a victim of DV / Tips - with Children / with a Battering Partner (Open)

    Myths of DV

  • Myths and Realities (Open)

  • More Myths and Facts about DV (Open)

    Victims and Perpetrators

  • Blaming the victim: Victim-blaming (Open)

  • Decision Making by victims of DV / Barriers to Leaving (Open)

  • Batterer Tactics / Batterer Manipulations (Open)

  • Protective Strategies of Victims of Domestic Violence (Open)

  • More about Domestic Violence from (Open)

    Would you like copies of our Domestic Violence flyer - they're free?
    email your name/address and the quantity you would like (packs of 50)
    to See the flyer here

Escape: to leave this page quickly - click here





Sources include:

American Bar Association
Co-occurrence of Child Abuse/Neglect and Domestic Violence
- funded by the Office
on Violence Against Women, US Department of Justice grant 2004-WE-AX-KO35
Nursing Unlimited
NYS Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
The Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime
The Nicole Brown Foundation
Knox County, TN - 4th Circuit Court



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