Interpersonal Violence: The Spectrum Of Coping Behaviors

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Every single case of interpersonal violence is unique because of the complex human interactions and motivations that often bring these acts of violence to fruition. As a result, when survivors are brought into the ER, the spectrum of coping behaviors that one can see is wide and unpredictable. As a trained volunteer advocate for these patients, I was trained on all the different procedures that occur in the ER to document these acts of violence and to help these survivors. I was trained on what a safe kit is, how the police should be contacted, and what rights these survivors have. Although our primary purpose is to provide emotional support, there was an understanding that there was nothing that could train us properly for doing so. As a
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