Intimate Partner Violence

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:

How High-Risk Behaviors Can Contribute to Relationship Violence

It's no surprise that individuals who struggle with alcoholism or substance abuse tend to have a harder time controlling their anger. When someone is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, their inhibitions are lowered, and it is harder for them to control their actions. They are more likely to react in violent ways or act in a way they wouldn’t normally act.

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.” 

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It’s still summer, and by this point, your kids may be getting antsy with all the time on their hands. That’s why it’s even more important to make sure that they are handling media responsibly. 

Tips to keep your teens safe this summer (and all through the year!):

June 01, 2020