Domestic Violence Topics

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Domestic Cycle of Violence Incident * Any type of abuse occurs (physical/sexual/emotional) Tension Building * Abuser starts to get angry * Abuse may begin * There is a breakdown of communication * Victim feels the need to keep the abuser calm * Tension becomes too much * Victim feels like they are 'walking on egg shells' Making-Up * Abuser may apologize for abuse * Abuser may promise it will never happen again * Abuser may blame the victim for causing the abuse * Abuser may deny abuse took place or say it was not as bad as the victim claims Calm * Abuser acts like the abuse never happened * Physical abuse may not be taking place * Promises made during 'making-up' may be met…show more content…
Call a resource listed in this book. There is help for you. You do not have to suffer in silence. If you are a child in a violent home... Most children in these homes know about the violence. Parents may think children do not know about the violence, but most of the time they do. Children often know what happened. They can feel helpless, scared and upset. They may also feel like the violence is their fault. Violence in the home is dangerous for children. Children live with scary noises, yelling and hitting. They are afraid for their parents and themselves. Children feel bad that they cannot stop the abuse. If they try to stop the fight, they can be hurt. They can also be hurt by things that are thrown or weapons that are used. Children are harmed just by seeing and hearing the violence. Children in violent homes may not get the care they need. A parent who is being abused may be in too much pain to take good care of their child. Children who live in violent homes can have many problems. They can have trouble sleeping. They can have trouble in school and getting along with others. They often feel sad and scared all the time. They may grow up feeling bad about themselves. These problems do not go away on their own. They can be there even as the child gets older. There is help for children in violent homes. Call a resource listed in this book to talk to someone. This can also help if you grew up in a violent home. If you are being stalked...
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