BC: Hotlines National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness (650) 736-2276 Support Network for Battered Women (800) 572-2782) AACI's (Asian) Domestic Violence Program (408) 975-2739 Stanford Resources YWCA Sexual Assault Center (650)725-9955 ChildHelp USA National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-4-A-CHILD
FC: Domestic Violence By: Jenna Siffringer
1: Signs of Abuse Persistent put downs or statements that diminish one's worth or ability. Controlling behavior. Intense jealousy of friends, family, or other outside social contact. Yelling, shouting, and intimidation. Interrogating one's partner about time spent apart from the relationship. Feeling threatened and intensifying the abuse when one's partner begins to move toward autonomy or independence, e.g., getting a better job, going back to school, making new friends, seeking counseling. Demanding or coercing sex when one's partner is not interested. Borrowing money without repaying it or taking things without asking and not returning them. Physical abuse or the threat of physical harm. http://www.uoregon.edu/~counsel/abuse.htm
2: Statistics: In the United States, women are six times more likely to experience intimate partner violence over 49 percent of female students in high school had been emotionally abused Almost 80 percent of high-school students surveyed continued to date their abusive partners after experiencing violence Girls and women between the ages of 16 and 24 are the most vulnerable to domestic violence One-third of teens report experiencing some kind of abuse in their romantic relationships, including verbal and emotional abuse Approximately one in five adolescent girls report being physically or sexually hurt by a dating partner
3: There are different signs of abuse; there are also different types of abuse, like physical, emotional, and sexual. Millions of people are abused every year, and many don't tell out of fear from being threatened by their abusive partners. Women and children make up the majority of abused people.