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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How does domestic violence affect someone's overall health?

Profound Effects: Domestic violence has extremely negative effects on the person being abused, the family, and even the abuser. At the first sign of violence, intervention needs to be done. You and other members of the household must vacate the home (to stop any further abuse, report to a shelter for families, and notify police. This kind of abuse should never happen twice. ...Read more

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Domestic Violence (Definition)

Domestic violence is a condition in which a person is violent towards another member of his family or household. Victims of this crime often don't report it to police due to ...Read more


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Domestic Abuse (Definition)

Domestic abuse is any violent dispute, verbal or physical, taking place between ...Read more