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					Helping Domestic Violence
         Victims




            Dan Schrader and Melissa Shook
   Helping Domestic Violence
            Victims
    What is Domestic Violence:

-Also called spousal abuse
-When one person in an intimate
relationship tries to dominate and control the
other person
   -By using fear, guilt, intimidation, shame,
   etc.

                           Dan Schrader and Melissa Shook
 Helping Domestic Violence
          Victims
 What the Victim Experiences:
-Being dominated
-Feeling humiliated
-Isolated
-Threatened constantly
-Intimidated
-Brainwashed into thinking its their fault
                         Dan Schrader and Melissa Shook
Helping Domestic Violence
         Victims
    What the Victim
 Experiences…Continued

 Physical                     Emotional
-Using physical          -Chipping away self
force                    worth and
      -biting            independence
      -kicking                 -Public insults
      -hitting,etc             -Inappropriate
                               names
                               -Humiliation
                     Dan Schrader and Melissa Shook
Helping Domestic Violence
         Victims
      Why the victim stays:
 -Fear
         -Further violence
         -Batterer will harm his/ herself
         -Being alone
         - Reduced Income
 -Judged as a bad partner/ parent
 -Pressured to maintain relationship
 due to religious beliefs

                       Dan Schrader and Melissa Shook
 Helping Domestic Violence
          Victims
               Signs of Abuse:

Visible Physical Injury      Emotional Indicators
 -Bruises                     -Isolation from family
 -Burns                      and friends
 -Miscarriages                -Absenteeism/lateness
 -Stress-related             in the workplace
Illnesses                     -Unavailable to attend
    -Anxiety                 social gatherings
    -Depression

                          Dan Schrader and Melissa Shook
Helping Domestic Violence
         Victims
        Personally Helping-
     ASKING is the only way to be sure
       -Best way to help is by listening
Do                              Don’t
-Be prepared                    -Judge or blame
-Express concern                -Wait for them to
-Offer help                     come to you

-Support and                    -Give advice
believe the victim
                         Dan Schrader and Melissa Shook
Helping Domestic Violence
         Victims
Where to Get Outside Help:

-Counselors
     - www.dvsolutions.org/
     - www.emergedv.com/
-Shelter homes
     - www.safehorizon.org/page.php?page=sheltertour
     - www.asafeplaceforhelp.org/




                              Dan Schrader and Melissa Shook
Helping Domestic Violence
         Victims
           Prevention:

-Educating in school systems
-Promote more awareness
-If you show signs of being an
abuser seek counseling
immediately


                    Dan Schrader and Melissa Shook
Helping Domestic Violence
         Victims




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