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What is Domestic Violence

Posted by helpinghandsagainstdv. on January 25, 2018 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

What is Domestic Violence?

A pattern of abusive and threatening actions used to dominate power and control over an intimate dating partner or spouse. An abusive partner uses many types of abuse. Domestic violence includes the use of physical,sexual violence, threats and intimidation, stalking, emotional,psychological, financial control and spiritual abuse. The power and control wheel is used to help identify a patte...

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What is trauma

Posted by helpinghandsagainstdv. on January 24, 2018 at 2:25 AM Comments comments (0)

What is trauma ( toxic stress) A physical, emotional, and spiritual reaction due to an interpretation of a life event that overwhelms the capacity to cope. Having hidden pain manifest in our behavior.

Hurt people, hurt people.Those who are victims of such things live, with recurring memories of what they witnessed.It infects their sleep, dest...

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Systems need to change

Posted by helpinghandsagainstdv. on July 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (3)
Today left me numb, coming in contact with a family that has been totally ignored by police and social services. We had to step in and make our own report! Thank God now they are listening, but it's not ok how they have been ignored! As an organization I see how we must educate systems to truly help victims. We must be trauma informed to know how to help them. If you are unaware of trauma you will damage the family more. Please get informed