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Month: March 2017

Escaping from Domestic Violence

Escaping from Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse victims, whether they are men, women or children, often do not seek professional assistance. As a consequence, these victims often experience limited recovery due to the psychological effects of that abuse. This can result in a diminished life quality. Because of this victims often find themselves facing future abuse. Rates of substance abuse and suicide often increase in these victims. Here are some resources and tips that can help you or a loved one make the steps toward…

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Sexual Abuse: The Cycle

Sexual Abuse: The Cycle

Unfortunately it is commonplace that individuals who experienced abuse during their childhood will find themselves in abusive relationships when they are adults. This can be either as a victim in an abuse domestic relationship or they become the abuser. This is hard to understand. It doesn’t seem logical that a person who was abused would choose to either enter an abuse situation or abuse another person. However the reason may be simpler than you think. Victim of early abuse may…

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Recognizing Abuse Signs

Recognizing Abuse Signs

In today’s modern society we find sex everywhere — the media is especially filled with sex and sexual connotations. Unfortunately there are sexual predators out there as well. These predators prey on all age groups, from old to young. So it is especially important that our children understand how to stay safe. One basic is to teach them to recognize good and bad touching. And recognizing the signs of abuse is important as well. Here are some signs to be…

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Breaking the Date Rape Triangle

Breaking the Date Rape Triangle

Have you ever heard of the date rape triangle? This theory breaks down date rape into three separate parts that are involved in just about every occurrence of this crime: –Drugs and alcohol –Intent –Isolation The victim of date rape usually has control of two out of three of these factors. The victim can have power over how much drugs and/or alcohol is consumed. She can also decide whether to be alone with the rapist. The chances of rape are…

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Recognizing Abuse

Recognizing Abuse

Family violence is become more and more prevalent in the United States. This is a situation where one or more family members inflict either emotional or physical harm on other members of the family unit. The basic core of this violent behavior revolves are the abuser’s need from control and power. This violence and abuse can come in many forms: –Physical abuse that includes punching or slapping, kicking, hitting or even burning. –Emotional abuse that can take the form of…

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