Category Archives: Domestic Violence

The Effect of Domestic Violence on Health

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HEALTH STATISTICS 8 million women are physically, sexually, or emotionally abused annually in the U.S. (AMA) Battering is the #1 cause of injury to women in the U.S. It accounts for more injury to women than rapes, muggings, … Continue reading

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The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

Domestic Violence and Children The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children Definition of Domestic Violence: A pattern of coercive behavior which may include physical and sexual violence, threats, insults and economic deprivation which is aimed at gaining and then maintaining … Continue reading

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Personalized Safety Plan

FOR MORE INFORMATION, I CAN CONTACT THE FAMILY REFUGE CENTER AT (304) 645-6334. When a crisis arises in an abusive relationship, there is little time to plan how to safely leave if you need to. If you are in an … 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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