Children in homes where there is domestic violence are more likely to be abused and/or neglected.
Most children in these homes know about the violence.
The violence takes many forms and can happen all the time or once in a while.
An important step to help yourself or someone you know in preventing or stopping violence is recognizing the warning signs listed on the "Violence Wheel." ANYONE CAN BE A VICTIM!
Sometimes verbal abuse is so bad that you actually start believing what your partner says.
You begin to think you’re stupid, ugly or worthless.
Dating abuse is a pattern of behaviors one person uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.
Many people assume abuse means that physical violence is happening, but that’s not always the case! Explore the tabs below to learn a few of the common types of abuse so you can better identify them.
As a result, you may start to blame yourself for your partner’s abusive behavior. In fact, your partner may just be trying to control or manipulate you into staying in the relationship.
Talk to someone you trust, like a parent, friend or teacher, about the situation and make a safety plan.
Domestic violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other.
Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay, or lesbian; living together, separated or dating.
Even if a child is not physically harmed, they may have emotional and behavior problems.