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Facing The Initial Impact of Abuse
Abuse can be performed either physically or emotionally, and both types can have negative affects on families and children. Not only does abuse affect the person suffering from it, but it can also scar those forced to watch it and live with it at home. Abuse should not be tolerated, but when it is in the family or a relationship, it can often go unreported for fear of the consequence. Our guides are available for you to gain perspective on your situation.
Domestic violence is a type of abuse. It involves injuring someone, usually a spouse or partner, but it can also be a parent, child or other family member. Domestic violence is a serious problem. It is the most common cause of injury to women ages 15 to 44. Victims may suffer physical injuries such as bruises or broken bones. They may suffer emotionally from depression, anxiety or social isolation. It is hard to know exactly how common domestic violence is, because people often don't report it. There is no typical victim. It happens among people of all ages. These guides to understanding domestic abuse, and learning to cope and find support, can help you or your loved one recover. Start your Journey to Recovery
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