Dealing with Domestic Abuse: Lessons from Kathy By Dr. Angelea Panos
Kathy was a smart, logical and practical woman. At 27, she already owned her own home, car and successful floral business. She was awe-struck the moment she saw Kirk. He was handsome and very charming. He came into her store to buy two dozen roses for his girl-friend. “It must have been quite a fight,” Kathy joked. Little did she know how true her words were. Kirk smiled, but said nothing. However, he came back a couple of days later for more flowers. Kathy asked him how it had worked out.“We broke up.” he stated. “I am here to get some flowers for my mother who is in the hospital.” Nearly every day he came in and bought flowers, and their conversations grew longer. After a couple of weeks Kirk asked her out.
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Domestic Violence Doesnt Discriminate
A good overview article on domestic violence and abusive relationships, helping you to understand that it's a more complicated issue than what it might first seem. Psychological abuse can be hard to recognize because it does not produce physical scars. Yet many women agree that it is actually much harder to bear than physical abuse, according to Elaine Weiss, Ed.D. of the Department of Family Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/domestic-violence-doesnt-discriminate/000357 - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 3944 - Rate This | Details
Domestic Violence Organizations and Resources
There are local, state and national support systems available to help victims of domestic violence. They can help with housing, legal information, welfare, treatment and counseling. For a list of local and state domestic violence shelters and programs, look in the area phone book.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/domestic-violence-organizations-and-resources/000353 - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1060 - Rate This | Details
Domestic Violence Resources
For mental health professionals, books, software and online articles on domestic violence theory, assessment and intervention.
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Domestic Violence Screening Quiz
A quick screening quiz that helps you determine whether you should seek help for an abusive relationship or domestic violence.
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Steps to Address Domestic Violence
Step-by-step instructions on how to better address your domestic violence situation by making plans and sticking to them. Victims should talk to family, friends, neighbors or co-workers about the domestic violence they experience. It may be helpful to call a domestic violence hotline for information, referrals and support.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/steps-to-address-domestic-violence/000354 - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2217 - Rate This | Details
Symptoms of Domestic Violence
The common symptoms of domestic violence and an abusive relationship.
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Telling Family and Friends About Your Abuse
A brief article that explains how you can tell your friends and family about your abusive relationship.
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The Common Pattern of Domestic Violence
An article describing the common pattern of abusive relationships and domestic violence.
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The Dynamics of Spousal Abuse
Articles regarding intimate partner battering, domestic violence, and spousal abuse.
http://www.narcissistic-abuse.com/abusefamily.html - 18-Apr-2004 - Hits: 1415 - Rate This | Details
The Physical and Emotional Injuries of Domestic Violence
An article describing the physical and emotional injuries of domestic violence.
http://psychcentral.com/library/domestic_injuries.htm - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 2330 - Rate This | Details
Understanding Domestic Violence
An introductory article to help you understand domestic violence, especially if you are unfamiliar with the concept.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/understanding-domestic-violence/000347 - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1580 - Rate This | Details
Understanding the Effects of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence physically, psychologically and socially affects women, men and their families.
Initially, the abuse usually is an attempt by one partner to exert control through intimidation, fear, verbal abuse or threats of violence. Victims of domestic violence may be isolated from friends, family and neighbors and lose their network of social support. With time, the abusive partner, or batterer, may use increasingly severe methods to maintain control. Eventually the violence may lead to serious injury and can result in hospitalization, or death.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/understanding-the-effects-of-domestic-violence/000345 - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 5023 - Rate This | Details
What Causes Domestic Violence?
A brief article describing some of the theoretical and actual causes of domestic violence.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-causes-domestic-violence/000344 - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 9683 - Rate This | Details
What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is when one partner in an intimate relationship abuses the other. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or a combination of all three. This is a great article that helps a person learn about domestic violence with statistics about this disturbing problem.
http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-is-domestic-violence/000349 - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1314 - Rate This | Details
Who Are the Abusers of Domestic Violence?
People often misunderstand and have misconceptions about who the abusers are in an abusive relationship. This article helps dispell some of those myths.
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Who Are the Victims of Domestic Violence?
Information about the makeup of individuals who often are victims of domestic violence.
http://psychcentral.com/library/domestic_victims.htm - 8-Jan-2002 - Hits: 1857 - Rate This | Details
If you are a survivor of marital/partner rape in the past, or are facing it now, this site is for you. Created by the co-author of the book Real Rape Real Pain: Help for Women Sexually assaulted by male partners, this site aims to give validation and shatter the myths about what real rape is. Associate with this website is the Pandora's Aquarium message board and chat room, to connect with other survivors of domestic violence.
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ForeverTears - My Safe Haven
This site is dedicated to the abused and/or neglected children of the world and devoted to speaking out against the atrocities of child abuse and domestic violence. It's been designed with a mind to providing a safe place not only for the site's owner, but also for anyone else who may be in need of support or safety. "Within the confines of this site, I hope many will find the peace and serenity I have attempted to fill it with. There is much love and understanding here. There is also much pain and sorrow."
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They have already collected over 10 million phones nationwide, while donating over $18 million dollars to domestic violence organizations. It's really a win-win situation for both the environment and victims of domestic violence.
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National Domestic Violence Hotline
Help is available to callers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hotline advocates are available for victims and anyone calling on their behalf to provide crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals to agencies in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Informational materials on such topics as domestic violence, sexual assault, battering intervention and prevention programs, working through the criminal justice system and related issues
Assistance is available online through e-mail on the contact page. (La Línea Nacional sobre Violencia Doméstica ~ En Español)
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Although oriented toward victims in New York, website offers a great deal of helpful information and links to resources for victims anywhere within the U.S.
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Violence shapes the lives, experiences, and dreams of countless adults and children each year. In the case of people of color, lesbian/gay/bisexual/ transgender individuals, and youth, this violence can be compounded by experiences of racism; homo/transphobia; and ageism and insensitivity to youth culture.
As a project of the Center for Digital Storytelling, we use participatory media, popular education, and testimonio practices to support the telling and witnessing of stories that all too often remain unspoken and unheard. With the permission of storytellers and project partners, stories are shared in local communities and globally through broadcast or social media outlets, as strategic tools for training, grassroots organizing, and policy advocacy to promote dignity and justice.
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The Center Online
The Center for Women and Families provides services for victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, spousal abuse, dating violence, and offers family therapy in Louisville, Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
The Center for Women and Families helps survivors through supportive services, community education and cooperative partnerships that foster hope, promote self-sufficiency and rebuild lives.
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Women Against Domestic Violence, Inc
Women Against Domestic Violence (WADV) is a group of women from around the world who have joined together in the fight against Domestic Violence. Through the use of our online group, we offer women survivors and current victims of Domestic Violence a forum by which to discuss their issues and problems and to seek solutions and support.
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You Are A Target, Not A Victim. Stop domestic abuse now.
Go from being a victim of verbal and emotional abuse to respecting yourself and taking personal responsibility for your life. Never be abused again by using the Miracle Principle. Don't be a victim, be a winner. This is a good resource for domestic violence victims, offering a lot of free, educational and interesting articles and advice.
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