Abuse & Domestic Violence
Abuse can take many forms, and may be perpetrated by a caregiver, a parent, a spouse or an intimate partner. Common types of abuse include:
- Physical abuse - hitting, slapping, kicking, pushing, shoving, punching, choking and other ways of physically harming a person. Physical abuse may involve being hit with an object or weapon. Some victims are held or tied down or left in dangerous places.
- Sexual abuse - when a person is forced to participate in a sexual situation against his or her will. It can mean pursuing sexual activity when the victim is not fully conscious, is not asked for consent, has said no, or is afraid to say no.
- Psychological (or emotional) abuse - when a person is threatened, intimidated, humiliated, yelled at, blamed, made to feel inferior or stupid, or otherwise emotionally hurt. Controlling access to money or other necessities and controlling activities are also abusive behaviors.
For more information about Abuse & Domestic Violence please select from the links below.
Please note: If you are in an abusive or violent relationship, it is likely that your abuser may be attempting to track and control your Internet usage. Bookmarking domestic violence sites, or having them appear in your history list, can alert your abuser that you are seeking information on domestic violence or communicating with outsiders about his abusive behavior. To protect yourself, use computers outside the home when searching for abuse information; or when using the home computer, do not bookmark sites, and take steps to clear your history list and delete cookies. Consult your browser's Help files or visit the following site for more information: http://www.acadv.org/warning.html
Does He Do That? Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men
"He doesn't mean to hurt me-he just loses control."
" He can be sweet and gentle."
" He's scared me a few times, but he never hurts the children-he's a great father."
" He's had a really hard life..."
Women in abusive relationships tell themselves these things every day. Now they can see inside the minds of angry and controlling men-and change their own lives. In this groundbreaking book, a counselor shows how to improve, survive, or leave an abusive relationship, with:
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- The role of drugs and alcohol
- What can be fixed, and what can't
- How to leave a relationship safely