domestic violence

Violence and the Holidays

Domestic Violence and the Holidays: A Survivor’s Guide by Nancy Vega, MA, LPC The holidays are often thought of as the best time of the year. It is a time for loved ones, celebration, and joy. However, for victims of domestic violence, the holidays can be a very dark and […]

for women

A woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds in the US. Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, it is happening within her family. Victims of intimate partner violence come from all […]

for men

Victims of intimate partner violence come from all walks of life – all cultures, all incomes, all ages, and religions. They also come in both sexes. Men are often overlooked victims of intimate partner abuse, and when abused by women, frequently suffer in silence. In addition to the shame shared […]

what is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control another by preventing a person from doing what they wish or forcing them to behave in ways they do not want. Domestic violence affects men, women, children, elderly and disabled and […]

violence in the workplace

Intimate partner violence doesn’t stay at home when its victims go to work. It can follow them, resulting in violence in the workplace. Both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence have an impact in the workplace; they present an increased risk for workplace violence. Domestic violence in the workplace creates […]

financial abuse

Financial and economic abuse is the intentional withholding of money and resources as a means to exert power and control over a partner. Withholding economic resources such as money or credit cards Stealing from or defrauding the victim of money or assets Exploiting the victim’s resources for personal gain Withholding […]

verbal and emotional abuse

Mental, psychological and emotional abuse can be verbal or nonverbal. Verbal and nonverbal abuse often consist of more subtle actions or behaviors than physical abuse, including: Threatening or intimidating to gain compliance Yelling, screaming, name-calling, constant harassment Criticizing or diminishing victim’s accomplishments/goals Telling victim they are worthless without the abuser […]

physical abuse

Physical abuse is the use of physical force against another person in a way that ends up injuring the person, or puts the person at risk of being injured. Physical abuse includes: Pushing, throwing, kicking Slapping, grabbing, hitting, punching, beating, tripping Battering, bruising, choking, shaking Pinching, biting Holding, restraining, confinement […]

intimate partner violence

Intimate partner violence is a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviors used by one person in an intimate relationship to control another. Partners can be married, single, heterosexual, gay, lesbian, transexual, disabled, co-habitating, separated or dating. Intimate partner violence affects men, women, children, elderly and people with disabilities, and crosses all […]