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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

Course Highlight: Conflict-Wise

Nearly three out of four Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic and/or intimate partner violence.

Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture, and status.

It’s not just punches and black eyes — it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats, and isolation.