Domestic Violence and Abuse

…financial—and get help. What is domestic violence and abuse? When people think of domestic abuse, they often focus on domestic violence. But domestic abuse includes any attempt by one person…

How to Get Out of an Abusive Relationship

…your abuser that you’re on to him. Domestic violence shelters A domestic violence shelter or women’s shelter is a building or set of apartments where abused and battered women can…

Help for Men Who are Being Abused

…an abusive relationship. (National Domestic Violence Hotline) Hotlines and support U.S. and Canada: 1-800-799-7233 – The National Domestic Violence Hotline UK: 01823 334244 – ManKind Initiative Ireland: 046 902 3710…

Domestic Abuse Home Page

Domestic Abuse Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. Whether you’re the abused or a concerned friend or family member,…

Child Abuse and Neglect

…children, domestic violence is still extremely damaging. Getting out is the best way to help your children. [Read: Domestic Violence and Abuse] Alcohol and drug abuse. Parents who are drunk…

Help for Parents of Troubled Teens

…mothers, this can be a profoundly disturbing and upsetting experience. But you don’t have to live under the threat of violence. Putting up with violence is as harmful for your…

Elder Abuse and Neglect

…inappropriate use of drugs, restraints, or confinement. [Read: Domestic Violence and Abuse] Emotional elder abuse The treatment of an older adult in ways that cause emotional or psychological pain or…

Emotional and Psychological Trauma

…events that occur repeatedly, such as bullying, domestic violence, or childhood neglect. Commonly overlooked causes, such as surgery (especially in the first 3 years of life), the sudden death of…

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

…your circumstances, you’re not alone. Even if you can’t reach out to old friends, you can find help from support groups or domestic violence helplines and shelters. Don’t make empty…

Trauma Care for Children and Adolescents

…be wondering what constitutes a childhood traumatic event. Childhood trauma can be defined as abuse (such as sexual or physical), witnessing domestic violence, neglect, accidents, chronic or sudden medical illness,…