New research has exposed why abusers behave as they do and revealed ways to identify them. But when they are in your own home, and you have workers or guests inside, should you tell them? By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT on August 05, 2019 in Toxic Relationships Whether you're being abused or see yourself as a victim in your life the solution is the same.
Identification of perpetrators, raising awareness about abuse, and giving women lifelines to get out of their situation are all key to ending domestic violence.
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When domestic violence occurs, it is helpful to have a plan to deal with an emergency or crisis.
It is important for individuals to think about ways to provide a safer environment, both for themselves and their children.
Victims should plan how to get out of their home quickly and safely, so they may do so if violence begins.
This plan should consider very fine details such as where to keep keys, a purse and an extra set of clothes for a rapid departure.
Domestic violence is a term used to describe an intimate relationship in which one person uses abusive behavior to to assert his or her authority and dominance over the other person.
Women are victims at a higher rate than men (5 to 1), and in the United States, 1 in 4 women has been physically abused at least once by a partner.
She received her MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marquette University in 2011.
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Victims of domestic abuse or domestic violence should talk to family, friends, neighbors or co-workers about the domestic violence they experience.