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Domestic Violence Series (Part 2)
Explanation of Domestic Violence and Abuse: Continued
E. Red Flags Of Abuse – (Part 2A)
You may be involved with a perpetrator if any of the following "red flags" exist in the relationship:
These red flags may indicate that you are involved with a perpetrator of domestic violence. These red flags may occur early in the relationship and be explained by the perpetrator as caring or loving behaviors such as "I just check on you because I miss you" or "I just want what is best for you" or "I just want us to work on our relationship and spend more time together." Reference for these sections: http://www.acadv.org/abusers.html.
VI. Getting help for domestic violence or abuse
Women don’t have to live in fear:
In the US: call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE).
UK: call Women’s Aid at 0808 2000 247.
Canada: call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-363-9010.
Australia: call 1800RESPECT at 1800 737 732.
Worldwide: visit International Directory of Domestic Violence Agenciesfor a global list of helplines and crisis centers.
Male victims of abuse can call:
In an emergency:
Call 911 or your country’s emergency service number if you need immediate assistance or have already been hurt.
For a safe place to stay:
In the US: visit Womenslaw.org for a state-by-state directory of domestic violence shelters.
Worldwide: visit International Directory of Domestic Violence Agenciesfor a global list of shelters.
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Next section posted will be “Domestic Violence Series” – Section VII – Part 2A “Explanation of Domestic Violence and Abuse” – “Barriers to Leaving” on Thursday, September 24th.