Monthly Archives: November 2011

Helping a Friend Who Has Been Assaulted

HELPING A FRIEND WHO HAS BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED   ~ A GUIDE FOR TEENS ~ FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE FAMILY REFUGE CENTER AT (304) 645-6334 OR (304) 799-4400 Your support as a friend can make a big difference to … Continue reading

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Recognizing Child Sexual Offenders

Recognizing Child Sexual Offenders Different types of sexual offenders: A stranger who abducts children for sexual reasons – less than 5% of perpetrators An acquaintance, trusted member of society, or family friend – majority of abusers -most are men but … Continue reading

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Characteristics of Battered Women

The Five Main Characteristics of Battered Women Accepts blame for her abuse: “In reality a woman has no control over her abusive partner’s behavior. No matter what she does or does not do, the batterer chooses to hurt her.” In … Continue reading

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Behaviors Commonly Used by Batterers

Behaviors Commonly Used by Batterers to Maintain Power and Control in Relationships Economic Abuse Trying to keep her from getting or keeping a job Making her ask for money, giving allowance, taking her check Sexual Abuse Making her do sexual … Continue reading

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Surviving and Ending the Cycle of Abuse

Millennium Education Series Information and Strategies for dealing with and ending the cycle of abuse   Table Of Contents Behaviors Commonly Used by Batterers to Maintain Power and Control in Relationships The Five Main Characteristics of Battered Women SURVIVING THE … Continue reading

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