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What are some domestic violence shelters and how long can I stay?

What are some domestic violence shelters and how long can I stay?

Located Nationwide: Domestic violence centers can be found in all fifty states and in every mid-sized to large city in america. In the us: call the national domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (safe) to speak with a domestic violence counselor. The length of stay at any given shelter will depend upon the type of shelter and the needs of the individual. There are shelters that accept mother and children. ...Read more

Violence (Definition)

Violence is described by the World Health Organization as the use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological ...Read more


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Where is funding for the domestic violence shelters in the financial war against women?

Where is funding for the domestic violence shelters in the financial war against women?

Wrong forum: I feel bad that no one has answer this questions, but this really is not a political site and you're asking a fundamentally political question. Although domestic violence is an enormous problem with obvious health implications, you might want to go to your congressperson or senator to ask this question of someone who possibly could answer it--and even take action. ...Read more

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Symptoms of domestic violence in a man?

Symptoms of domestic violence in a man?

Physical assault: Domestic violence is usually when a man physically assaults another member of his household, generally his spouse or significant other, but may also include a child or elderly person. ...Read more

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I need a safe house for domestic violence victims?

I need a safe house for domestic violence victims?

See below: If you ask any doctor or hospital in your area, they can direct you to the local hotline. They can then help you find a safe house or contact law enforcement. Another option is the national domestic violence hotline (www. Thehotline. Org) at 1-800-799-safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there symptoms or clues of domestic violence/abuse?

Are there symptoms or clues of domestic violence/abuse?

Mental & Physical: Signs of domestic violence can be psychological and physical. Victims exhibit severe anxiety, depression, exaggerated startle response, isolation from friends and families, and verbal domination and/ or humiliation by spouse in public. Victims may have bruises and cuts in various stages of healing, explination of injury does not fit the wound, 50% of injuries are found in head and neck region. ...Read more

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How does one overcome domestic violence/abuse?

Counseling: Whether you are still in the situation or have left it, therapy will be helpful. Most insurance companies will now cove it, as well. If you have children, they may need counseling, as well. An evaluation by a psychologist and an md will help you determine what you may need. There are self-help materials, but talking to someone in person is best, especially if there are safety issues. ...Read more

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Anyone who overcame the memory of domestic violence or child abuse?

It takes time.: Recovering from abuse of any kind takes processing of the events, finding ways to forgive yourself and develop trust in your self and others. This takes time, support and often professional help. ...Read more

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How does domestic violence affect one's physical and emotional health?

Not good at all: Chronic stress is not good for your health (http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-living/stress-management/in-depth/stress/art-20046037) and suffers of repeated abuse can develop mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other issues. If you are in an abusive relationship, I urge you to reach out for help. Here's a first step: http://www. Thehotline. Org/ ...Read more

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Can you tell me are psychiatrist obligated to report domestic violence?

Domestic Violence: Often, reporting domestic violence by most mental health professionals in many states e.g., california, is not usually required, unless it places a child in danger. In the latter case, child protective services must be notified. The overwhelming issue here is that any domestic violence victim/survivor should seek the help of a professional trained to assist the client to create a safety plan. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are psychiatrist obligated to report domestic violence?

Report Children's Ab: The psychiatrist's legal obligation is to children to age 18 years. Also, if a patient has threatened to harm someone, including a spouse, we need to report that to the police so the intended victim can be warned. Domestic violence does not fit either of those reasons for reporting. ...Read more

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Is child abuse a causative factor for domestic violence? What are your thoughts?

Cause or result: Family violence is a multi-generational process. Kids who experience/witness it at home from people they otherwise love, will grow up to continue the pattern. Often kids are the victims of family violence/abuse because they aren't skilled enough to realize when they are in danger or agile enough to get out of the way. The process is a merry go round of recurring dysfunction & all loose in the process. ...Read more

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Is there a link between witnessing domestic violence as a child and schizophrenia?

Is there a link between witnessing domestic violence as a child and schizophrenia?

As the precise: Cause of schizophrenia is unknown, we don't know. However, risk factors include stressful life circumstances is a risk factor, but not the cause of the illness. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can stop thinking about my past domestic violence relationship?

Can I tell me how I can stop thinking about my past domestic violence relationship?

See below: Any violence is a traumatic experience -- you need to find a mental health provider who specializes in trauma and loss of relationships to help you process your experiences. You won't forget your experiences, but rather will be able to process them in a safe environment. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do mental health facilities hire people who have history of domestic violence or child abuse?

Do mental health facilities hire people who have history of domestic violence or child abuse?

Background Check: Usually, facilities (hospitals, nursing homes) run a background check on potential employees. ...Read more

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Advice on how to stop thinking of your past domestic violence relationship? What should I do?

Advice on how to stop thinking of your past domestic violence relationship? What should I do?

Psychiatric help: See a psychiatrist in your area. Commonly ptsd and other conditions may be present in cases like the one you describe. Do not delay diagnosis and treatment, it might be serious. Get an appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you think I can turn myself in for domestic violence even though there is no warrant and the police were not called?

Seek therapy: If you are even considering "turning your self in for domestic violence" there is a problem. Domestic violence is about power and control. Most of the time individuals with these issues have great difficulty identifying their part and effectively problem solving. It is very important to get into therapy with someone experienced in these issues in order to get help. ...Read more

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Who helps you if domestic violence?

Who helps you if domestic violence?

Domestic violence: There is help when you're involved in domestic violence. There are counseling, safe houses, educational materials, etc. Specific shelters and resources vary by community. You can call the national domestic violence hotline -- 1−800−799−safe (7233) -- and they will help you find what's available where you live. Http://www. Thehotline. Org/. ...Read more

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Why do some guys think domestic violence is ok?

Top 10 Answers...: 1. It used to be (ie, quietly accepted/expected by society in past)
2. Denial is a powerful influence
3. Guys are usually not the victims
4. Provides a (false) sense of superiority/power
5. Hurt is turned into anger/aggression
6. Observed in childhood home or elsewhere
7. Bigger, stronger-they use resources that are most available &apparent
8. Lack insight
9. Unhealthy psyche
10. (they don't really). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of domestic violence I should be looking for?

Very Important: First you must look deep inside yourself and decide whether or not you feel safe. Are you being hit or pushed or shoved? Are you being verbally degraded or called names or being put down? Domestic violence is very common and a difficult situation to leave. Often, the victim is used to being victimized and so feel they deserve the abuse. The victim often fears leaving due to finances or more abuse. ...Read more

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What is mental state of domestic violence victims?

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Domestic violence: Anger, rage, hatred, agitation, parables in extreme cases. ...Read more

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Does anyone know of any counseling for domestic violence?

Does anyone know of any counseling for domestic violence?

Domestic violence: Yes -- there is help when you're involved in domestic violence. There are counseling, safe houses, educational materials, etc. Specific shelters and resources vary by community. You can call the national domestic violence hotline -- 1−800−799−safe (7233) -- and they will help you find what's available where you live. Http://www. Thehotline. Org/. ...Read more

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Will a domestic violence victim develop a personality disorder?

Personality disorder: Pds are enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, experience, and thinking in which the person is markedly different than those in his/her culture. The problems start early, there is probably a hereditary aspect, significant childhood experience aspect as well. Domestic violence could contribute depending on how chronic or severe; other factors would be support system, role models, treatment. ...Read more

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How do I overcome the memory of domestic violence so I can move forward?

How do I overcome the memory of domestic violence so I can move forward?

You CAN move on: Facing, integrating, and learning from what has happened is essential in moving forward with your life. This is possible through the support of group and individual therapies, including emdr. These do not erase the memory of domestic or other violence, but that's not the goal. Aiding healthy processing, is. Having experienced "seven dragons" acupuncture, I can say it does not help in all cases. ...Read more

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Witnessing domestic violence as a child makes me hypersensitive. Should I turn in my neighbor who shouts?

Witnessing domestic violence as a child makes me hypersensitive. Should I turn in my neighbor who shouts?

Domestic violence: If the shouts are directed to kids, and it happen frequently, the police needs be notified; social workers of the child protection program can be sent to the home to insure the kids' safety. You can call the program yourself early so the kids do not suffer what you suffered. False alert and extra care never hurt. The visit can detect physical violence that remain hidden too long, please do so. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get post traumatic stress disorder from domestic violence?

Yes: It is one of the more common causes of ptsd.
www. Ptsd. Va.gov/public/pages/fslist-violence-abuse. Asp
this section provides information about the effects of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault.

www. Csus. Edu/calst/government_affairs/reports/ffp32.pdf
women, domestic violence, and posttraumatic stress disorder (ptsd)* by margaret j. Hughes ; loring jones departm. ...Read more

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What is my rule as a sonographer when I see a patient with sign of domestic violence (abuse)?

Document what you: Saw in writing. Fax it confidentially & urgently to her doctor, stating your concern that the pattern of injury may be compatible with non-accidental trauma. Save your fax report & call her doctor's office to confirm receipt. ...Read more

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Does ptsd lead to suicide or domestic violence?

Does ptsd lead to suicide or domestic violence?

Association: The anger, poor impulse control & avoidance of dealing with trauma that is inherent with ptsd increases risk for suicide. Domestic violence risk is also increased with ptsd. ...Read more

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What are the 3 cycles of domestic violence?

Many websites: They are the incident, tension buildup, making up and calm, so actually four cycles.
www. Domesticviolence. Org/cycle-of-violence
en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/cycle_of_abuse
the cycle of abuse is a social cycle theory developed in the 1970s by lenore walker to explain patterns of behavior in an abusive relationship.
www. Umass. Edu/fsap/issues/violence. Html
the cycle of violence. ...Read more

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How do I get out of domestic violence situation?

Shelter: Most if it all cities have battered women's shelters and an link you up with programs to recreate your life. You can always go to an er. Take action today! ...Read more

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