Domestic Violence Abuse you're not the only one who's effected!

Domestic Violence - A behavior pattern which implies controlling or dominating one person who is an intimate relationship, whether it be a partner, children, or relatives. It could be physical, emotional, sexual, and have economic aspects, sometimes combining several of them simultaneously.

Examples of Domestic Abuse

Controlling through fear is done regularly by abusing the victim: physically, sexually, psychologically, and economically.

Physical Abuse

  • Being kicked, punched, pinched, slapped, choked and bitten

Isolation

  • Constant checking up on your whereabouts
  • Not allowing any activity outside the home that does not include her or him

Verbal Abuse

  • Constant yelling and shouting
  • Blaming you for their own failures

Threatening Behavior

  • The threat of violence.
  • The threat of use of violence against family members or pets
  • Destroying personal items
  • Threatening to remove your children
"Somebody got to think for women and chillun and chickens and cows. I god, they sho don’t think none theirselves."
Not only does women get abused but men and children as well.

Consequences for Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is considered a Misdemeanor, that can result in jail time.
  • Limitations of your rights to residential custody and visitation with your children.
  • .Five years probation.
  • Can't possess guns.
  • Decreased employment opportunities.
  • Negative credit risk.

How can YOU prevent Domestic Violence Abuse ?

  1. Advocates are available 24/7 at1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  2. " http://www.thehotline.org/help/ "offer the same support through live chat services available everyday from 7am - 2am
  3. Advocates who are Deaf are available 24/7 through the National Deaf Hotline by video phone at 1-855-812-1001

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Created with images by CMYKane - "Domestic Violence" • dualdflipflop - "Teddy Bears and Bruises" • dualdflipflop - "I Thought He Loved Me" • fhwrdh - "Kilmainham Gaol" • Kaz - "window rain steamy"

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