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Domestic Violence

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Transcript of Domestic Violence

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
Domestic Violence
It alters their perception of the
real world
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:
1-800-799- SAFE

If you know an abuser, you should

Show the the error of their ways

Recommend counseling

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
Emotional Abuse
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
Physical Abuse
Having one or more scenes of aggressive behavior, resulting in multiple physical injuries.
Sexual Abuse
Is pressuring someone to do sexual activity with them when they don't want to do it.
Verbal Abuse
Using negative language to destroy someones self -esteem.
Economic Abuse
Relying or having control over the others economic resources.
Digital Abuse
Using technology, such as social media to harass, bully, or stalk a partner.
Spiritual Abuse
Being forced to practice the partners religion instead/Making you stop practicing your religion.
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