End Domestic Violence

End Domestic Violence

Healing of the Nations Ministries actively encourages everyone to learn about and support the ongoing work to address and support the national issue of domestic violence. Awareness, perception, definition, and documentation of domestic violence differs from country to country and era to era. Only about a third of the cases of abuse are actually reported in the United States and the United Kingdom. Domestic violence is a serious public health problem affecting more than 32 million Americans or over 10% of the U.S. population.

Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical. Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they love. If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the following warning signs and descriptions of abuse, reach out. There is help available.

End Domestic Violence

When people think of domestic violence we get the mental picture depicted of a woman who has been physically assaulted. Not all abusive relationships involve violence. Just because your not being physically assaulted doesn't mean that you are not in an abusive relationship. There are many women and men who suffer from emotional or psychological abuse which is sometimes even more destructive than physical abuse. These types of abuse are often overlooked and minimized in the minds of those who are being abused.

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship that are used to gain or maintain power or control over the other intimate partner.
Domestic violence can be physical,sexual, emotional, economic or psychological.
These Actions or threats of actions use behaviors that intimidate,manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize,coerce, blame, hurt, injure, or wound the other partner

Do you:
feel afraid of your partner much of the time?
avoid certain topics out of fear of angering your partner?
feel that you can’t do anything right for your partner?
believe that you deserve to be hurt or mistreated?
wonder if you’re the one who is crazy?
feel emotionally numb or helpless?

End Domestic Violence

When people think of domestic violence we get the mental picture depicted of a woman who has been physically assaulted. Not all abusive relationships involve violence. Just because your not being physically assaulted doesn't mean that you are not in an abusive relationship. There are many women and men who suffer from emotional or psychological abuse which is sometimes even more destructive than physical abuse. These types of abuse are often overlooked and minimized in the minds of those who are being abused.

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors by one or both partners in an intimate relationship that are used to gain or maintain power or control over the other intimate partner.
Domestic violence can be physical,sexual, emotional, economic or psychological.
These Actions or threats of actions use behaviors that intimidate,manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize,coerce, blame, hurt, injure, or wound the other partner

Do you:
feel afraid of your partner much of the time?
avoid certain topics out of fear of angering your partner?
feel that you can’t do anything right for your partner?
believe that you deserve to be hurt or mistreated?
wonder if you’re the one who is crazy?
feel emotionally numb or helpless?

End Domestic Violence

All domestic violence victims, have the right to:
Be treated with fairness and respect
Be reasonably protected from the accused offender
Be notified of court proceedings
Be present at all public court proceedings related to the offense, unless the court determines that testimony by the victim would be materially affected if the victim heard other testimony at trial
Confer with attorney for the Government in the case
Restitution
Information about the conviction, sentencing, imprisonment, and release of the offender

If you suspect that someone you love is being abused then its time that you speak up! Don't hesitate and just tell yourself that nothing is wrong! If you speak up and express your concern to them then this will let them know that you care and it may even save his or her life. Talk to them in private and let them know about the signs that you are seeing that trouble you. Tell them that you will be there for them when they are ready to talk about it. Remember that abusers are good at controlling and manipulating their victims. People who have been emotionally abused or battered are depressed, scared, ashamed and sometimes confused. They need your help to get out because most of the time they have been isolated from their friends and family members. By picking up and pointing out the warning signs you can offer your support and help them to escape an abusive situation and begin to heal.

( Healing of the Nations provides the above information as a free service not as a legal or attorney service.)