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Here are a few links I came across during my search for help. I hope they can help you or someone else who is being abused or may believe someone they care about is being abused.
National Domestic Violence Hotline - "Highly-trained advocates are available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship."
Love is Respect National Teen Dating Abuse - Very helpful for adults as well. Call, chat, or text. There are many helpful articles as well. Call 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453
HelpGuide: 'Domestic Violence and Abuse' - "There are many signs of an abusive relationship, and a fear of your partner is the most telling. If you feel like you have to walk on eggshells around them—constantly watching what you say and do in order to avoid a blow-up—chances are your relationship is unhealthy and abusive."
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV): 'Learn More' - "Abuse may begin with behaviors that may easily be dismissed or downplayed such as name-calling, threats, possessiveness, or distrust."
CDC Intimate Partner Violence - "The term “intimate partner violence” describes physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse."
DomesticViolenceStatistics.Org - "Everyday in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends."
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) - "For more than 25 years, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV) has been a comprehensive source of information for those wanting to educate themselves and help others on the many issues related to domestic violence."
HelpGuide: 'How to Get Out of an Abusive Relationship' - "Getting out of an abusive relationship isn’t easy, but you deserve to live free of fear. Here’s how to find help for abused and battered women."
|Cycle of Abuse Wheel credited to loveisrespect.org|
Love Is Respect: What Are the Different Types of Dating Abuse? - "Many people assume abuse means that physical violence is happening, but that’s not always the case! Abuse comes in many forms—it’s not just physical."
A New Covid-19 Crisis: Domestic Abuse Rises Worldwide (NYTimes) - "Movement restrictions aimed to stop the spread of the coronavirus may be making violence in homes more frequent, more severe and more dangerous."
Psychology Today: Domestic Violence - "Domestic violence can be physical or psychological, and it can affect anyone of any age, gender, race, or sexual orientation. It may include behaviors meant to scare, physically harm, or control a partner."
Domestic violence against women: Recognize patterns, seek help (Mayo Clinic) - "Know the signs of an abusive relationship and how to leave a dangerous situation."
Signs someone is being abused - Signs of physical and emotional abuse. How abuse causes behavior changes. More.
Domestic Abuse Warning Signs (WebMD) - "They’re not always as obvious as you might think. That’s because domestic abuse is about controlling someone’s mind and emotions as much as hurting their body."
What is a Restraining Order? (loveisrespect.org) - "A restraining order makes it a crime for your abusive partner to come near or contact you in any way. Every state uses different terms to describe their laws. We use “restraining” or “protective” order because they’re the most common terms. Your state might call it an order of protection or a restraining, protection-from-abuse, stay-away or peace order. Whatever it’s called, there are many ways that a restraining order can protect you"
Domestic Violence & Abuse Images (Info & support)
Lastly just a silly one.
If I come across more I will add them here as I find them.
I hope this finds and helps someone.
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