Domestic Abuse

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Domestic Abuse

“We tend to think of Domestic Abuse as physical violence or assault on a partner. In reality, however, domestic abuse is the summary of physically, sexually and psychologically abusive behaviours directed by one partner against another, regardless of their marital status or gender.” Many people have been in a situation where they were in an abusive relationship. There are a lot of children and teens that have been abused by their parents, (step, biological, or adoptive) or any of their other family members. Same thing with adults.More info at: http://www.hiddenhurt.co.uk/types_of_abuse.html

Domestic AbuseBy: Lex Carver

“Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. The earlier abused children get help, the greater chance they have to heal and break the cycle—rather than perpetuate it. By learning about common signs of abuse and what you can do to intervene, you can make a huge difference in a child’s life.”I have a friend that was abused, but he never told anyone but me and a few other friends. I wish I was able to convince him that he was better off to not have his parents hurt him. It had gotten bad enough that he had wanted to end his life, but I made sure he didn’t… It is really painful to see someone you love and care for go through something that bad. To get help all he had to do was tell someone that can do something about it. I wish that kids and teens would do something to get away from abuse. There is always going to be someone there that cares for you and will take care of you, and not hurt you.more info: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/domestic-violence-and-abuse.htm

Adult HelpIf you are in danger, call 911 or the local police. “If you decide to call a helpline or an organization and you can’t get through or the person you talk to isn’t helpful—don’t give up, try again. It is important that you find help and that you feel supported. Only you can decide what really helps and what kind of support feels right. You shouldn’t feel pressured by anyone to do something you aren’t ready or willing to do.”Victim Services organizations support anyone who is a victim of a crime or accident. Often they work closely with police services and can provide information about the justice system, practical help, emotional support and referrals to other services and programs in your community.More info: http://itsnotright.ca/what-you-can-do-keep-yourself-safe-abuse#sthash.gdzLvAPg.dpuf

Self Defence/Escapes

S.M.A.R.T. GOAL: Help people realize that there is a way to get out of something abusive, and that it’s better to get away from abuse.

“...Noticing and acknowledging the signs of an abusive relationship is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they love. If you recognize yourself or someone you know in the following warning signs and descriptions of abuse, reach out. There is help available.”More people need to see that people are getting abused by someone they either won’t leave or are too scared. You can always step in and try your hardest to convince them that they need to tell someone that can get them help. Abuse isn’t something small. It is extremely scary, mentally or physically. Do anything you can in your power that will help the person that is going through something like this. Let them know that suicide is not the answer, and neither is staying with the abuser.More info: http://www.helpguide.org/articles/abuse/child-abuse-and-neglect.htm

Children & Teen’s Help“You have the right to say “No!” to anyone who tries to take you somewhere, touch you, or make you feel uncomfortable in any way. Keep a safe distance (3 steps) from adults you don’t know.”“If grabbed, YELL “HELP”, BREAK AWAY, RUN!!!”“Trust your instincts or feelings. Expect privacy. Say no to unwanted touching or affection. Say no to an adult’s inappropriate demands and requests. Withhold information that could jeopardize your safety. Refuse gifts. Be rude or unhelpful if the situation warrants. Run, scream, and make a scene. Break away from unwanted advances. Ask for help.”“A kid who is being seriously hurt or harmed should tell a trusted adult right away. This can be hard because the abuser (the person who is hurting or harming someone) might have frightened the boy or girl into staying quiet. No matter what the abuser says, abuse is always wrong — and a kid can ask for and get help in a few different ways.”“A kid who can't think of a trusted adult to tell, or is worried about upsetting a parent or making someone angry, can call a special telephone number called a helpline, such as 1-800-4-A-CHILD. This hotline is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Your call is private and the people who answer the phone are trained to help. They also have a website where you can get help: www.childhelp.org/pages/help-for-kids.”More info: http://www.scouts.ca/sites/default/files/protect-your-child.pdf&http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/handle_abuse.html#cat20619


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