Stop The Violence By:Brianna mcvay

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can not only occur in women but also men and kids.

Examples of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence can not only be physical but also sexual, emotional/psychological, economic, and verbal abuse.

Verbal Abuse
Physical Abuse
Sexual Abuse
Emotional Abuse/Psychological
Economic Abuse

Consequences of Domestic Violence

While a person is in a domestic relationship people can experience a physical or emotional shift in life. Physical shifts that a person will experience while being abused is a broken nose, bruises, broken bones, concussion, and/or headaches. Emotional shifts that a person can go through is PTSD(post traumatic stress disorder), depression, and anxiety.

Consequences that the abuser may experience is jail time, a restraining order, rehabilitation courses, losing your child/children, you can also lose certain rights like owning a firearm, paying for damages, your credit can go down, etc.

Is their help?

Yes their is help. If you see someone you know or a loved one being abused don't be afraid to call for help. Here are a few resources to help you:

National Domestic Violence Hotline- 1-800-787-3224

National sexual violence resource center- 1-800-739-3895

Emerge: A men's counseling service- 617-547-9879

Created By
Brianna McVay

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