Domestic Violence Awareness Month

5 Ways You Can Help Victims of Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence

It’s National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you’re wondering how you can take action, here are 5 ways you can help a victim of domestic or intimate partner violence:

5 ways you can help victims of domestic and intimate partner violence

#1 Know the signs.

Here are some red flags that can indicate someone is being abused:

Bullying & Domestic Violence

According to a study published in the journal “Pediatrics”, “men who recalled being frequent bullies in school were four times more likely to physically abuse their partner than those who reported never bullying in school.” The study also found a link between "bullying others at school and perpetration of IPV (intimate partner violence)." The report concluded that “Individuals who are likely to perpetuate abusive behaviors against others may do so across childhood

What's Your #1Thing?

Domestic violence and intimate partner violence can be defined as “a pattern of abusive behaviors–including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks as well as economic coercion–used by one intimate partner against another (adult or adolescent) to gain, maintain, or regain power and control in the relationship.” 

Teenager speaking with counselor

Developing a healthy style of communication is important to most people and considered a life skill that many desire. This skill can be developed at an early age and many educators are now making it a point to foster communication skills to help their students. 

Unfortunately, we sometimes see younger people who show signs of unhealthy communication that manifest in the forms of unhealthy relationships and anger.

 

If you are seeing these signs, know that there is something you can do to correct it.

 

February 17, 2020