Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect: Signs and Symptoms

Series: Factsheets Author(s): Child Welfare Information Gateway Year Published: 2007 The first step in helping abused or neglected children is learning to recognize the signs of child abuse and neglect. The presence of a single sign does not prove child abuse is occurring in a family, but a closer look at the situation may be warrantedContinue reading “Recognizing Child Abuse and Neglect: Signs and Symptoms”

Signs of a Battering Personality

Below are some characteristics that might identify a potential batterer or abuser, as noted on A Safe Place for Help’s website Jealousy At the beginning of the relationship, an abuser will always say that jealousy is a sign of love. Jealousy has nothing to do with love. It’s a sign of insecurity and possessiveness. AContinue reading “Signs of a Battering Personality”

Facts About Domestic Violence

What is domestic violence? Domestic violence, or intimate partner violence, occurs when one person causes physical or psychological harm to a current or former intimate partner. It includes all acts of violence within the context of family or intimate relationships. Besides being the leading cause of injury to women in the United States (a womanContinue reading “Facts About Domestic Violence”

Physical and Emotional Abuse..

Physical abuse and domestic violence When people talk about domestic violence, they are often referring to the physical abuse of a spouse or intimate partner. Physical abuse is the use of physical force against someone in a way that injures or endangers that person. Physical assault or battering is a crime, whether it occurs insideContinue reading “Physical and Emotional Abuse..”

Signs of an abusive relationship

There are many signs of an abusive relationship. The most telling sign is fear of your partner. If you feel like you have to walk on eggshells around your partner—constantly watching what you say and do in order to avoid a blow-up—chances are your relationship is unhealthy and abusive. Other signs that you may beContinue reading “Signs of an abusive relationship”

After Months in Limbo, Paterson Aide Charged in Abuse Case Is Fired

Original article posted on December 13, 2010 on http://www.nytimes.com By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE He got his start as an intern but rose to become one of Gov. David A. Paterson’s most trusted and powerful aides, with a designated room at the Executive Mansion in Albany for overnight stays. But he became embroiled in a domestic violenceContinue reading “After Months in Limbo, Paterson Aide Charged in Abuse Case Is Fired”

Derby players to wear ribbons for domestic violence campaign

  above is the poster produced to encourage fathers to play a positive role in ensuring their children find violence against women unacceptable. BRIAN DONNELLY 1 Jan 2011 Footballers in the Hearts vs Hibs new year derby match will today wear white ribbons as part of a new campaign to halt domestic violence.All frontline LothianContinue reading “Derby players to wear ribbons for domestic violence campaign”

What Can Communities do to Prevent Domestic Violence?

Expand education and awareness efforts to increase positive attitudes toward nonviolence and encourage individuals to report family violence. Form or task forces to assess the problem, develop an action plan, and monitor progress. Mandate training in domestic violence for all social services and criminal justice professionals. Advocate laws and judicial procedures at the state andContinue reading “What Can Communities do to Prevent Domestic Violence?”

What is a Safety Plan?

Every individual in an abusive relationship needs a safety plan. Shelters and crisis counselors have been urging safety plans for years, and police departments, victim services, hospitals, and courts have adopted this strategy. Safety plans should be individualized — for example, taking account of age, marital status, whether children are involved, geographic location, and resourcesContinue reading “What is a Safety Plan?”

Myths About Family Violence

Myth:Family violence is rare… Although statistics on family violence are not precise, it’s clear that millions of children, women and even men are abused physically by family members and other intimates. Myth:Family violence is confined to the lower classes… Reports from police records, victim services, and academic studies show domestic violence exists equally in everyContinue reading “Myths About Family Violence”