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Transcript of Domestic Violence
Why they abuse
Why they stay
How it affects the people around them
The abuser had influences of similar behavior when they were younger
Dominance and control
Mental instabilities, alcoholism
Take their anger out on their partner to " blow off steam"
The victim loves their abuser they will forgive any punishment
No where else to go
There is a child involved
They either fear them or do not believe they can find another
Influences their behavior
It alters their perception of the
Isolated from loved ones
A pattern of abusive or threatening behaviors to establish and exert control over others
children grow up troubled and violent
children grow up afraid
children fear authority figures and or refuse to obey authority figures
The victim feels the abuser does love them
They've learned this is the way to resolve issues
How you can identify and help
Ask yourself these questions:
Do I know someone being emotionally abused?
Do I know someone who is constantly hiding themselves?
Do I know someone troubled, angry and defiant seemingly for no reason?
Do I know someone who I economically abused?
Do I know someone who abuses? Emotionally, physically, financially etc.
If you've answered yes to any of these, what should you do?
Now, what to do?
If you know an abused person you should
Be there for them
Concerned about their safety
Create a safety plan
Do things outside of their relationship
Don't blame or say "I told you so"
You can't "rescue" your friend.
National Domestic Violence hotline number:
If you know an abuser, you should
Show the the error of their ways
Remind them that they are not alone.
Remind them on the consequences
Teach them to respect
DO NOT shame them for being a BAD person
blaming the children for the problems that the parents maybe having
telling children that they are the burden
puts them under stress at a young age
confusion about conflicting feelings towards parents
shame, guilt, and self shame
depression , anxiety, low self-esteem
Having one or more scenes of aggressive behavior, resulting in multiple physical injuries.
Is pressuring someone to do sexual activity with them when they don't want to do it.
Using negative language to destroy someones self -esteem.
Relying or having control over the others economic resources.
Using technology, such as social media to harass, bully, or stalk a partner.
Being forced to practice the partners religion instead/Making you stop practicing your religion.