Domestic Violence And Its Effects

772 Words Jul 29th, 2015 4 Pages
What is domestic violence? Domestic Violence is a violent confrontation between family or household members involving physical harm, sexual assault, or fear of physical harm. Family or household members can be spouse/ex-spouses, those in or formerly in a dating relationship, adults, related by blood or marriage, and those who have a biological or legal parent-child relationship.
The batterers uses acts of violence and series of behaviors, including intimidation, threats, psychological abuse, and isolation to coerce and to control the other person. The violence may not happen often, but may remain hidden from family members, friends, and co-workers. Domestic violence is not only physical and sexual but also psychological. Psychological violence means intense and repetitive degradation, creating isolation, and controlling the actions or behaviors of the spouse through intimidation or manipulation to the individual.
Domestic violence destroys the home. No one deserves to be abused. The responsibility for the violence belongs to the abuser. It is not the victim’s fault!
HELP IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE VICTIM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM AND THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE UNIT OF THE SUMTER COUNTY PROSECUTING ATTORNEY.
The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program (FVPSA) is available to help victims of domestic abuse and their dependents secure immediate shelter and assistance. The program is committed to:
Providing shelter for the victims and children.
Coordinating statewide improvements…
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