Domestic Violence

  • my story(hopeing for some feedback and maybe help)

    um, hi my name is brandy and this is my short story. well i guess ill get right down to it.
    about a month ago i was raped (dont wanna talk about it ,please and thank you) and a few days ago i found out i am pregnant and im justloking for some advice.

  • 12 months to the day!!

    well it's 12 months almost to the day that I managed to get myself and my 2 children out of a very nasty lifestyle. The father of my 2 very lovely children was abusive to me for 8 years. Although not always physically abusive he tormented me mentally and was verbally abusive, emotionally abusive and controlling. I had to ask for money to get things for the kids, which I did not always get either.

  • Surprise!!!

    Hello out there! I just found out 2 days ago that I am pregnant, probably only 4 weeks along. My life is a roller coaster and at a time where you'd think you would be crying or celebrating, I sit here almost in a comotosed trance, shell shocked. The thing is, I want another child.

  • wow , cont ...

    depression . I was sad but i decided to move on . Of April of last year I got married , and months later I became pregnant. I still am now pregnant with my baby girl who I plan on naming , Lola . I am due in September and life has been well to me . My twins have started pre-k , and are very intelligent . So I hope to continue on to the future , hopefully having my next child in 4 years . I have to let the past go . Now my mom is in my life and comes to see her grandchildren alot .

  • wow , cont ...

    depression . I was sad but i decided to move on . Of April of last year I got married , and months later I became pregnant. I still am now pregnant with my baby girl who I plan on naming , Lola . I am due in September and life has been well to me . My twins have started pre-k , and are very intelligent . So I hope to continue on to the future , hopefully having my next child in 4 years . I have to let the past go . Now my mom is in my life and comes to see her grandchildren alot .

  • Healing the Family After Child Sexual Abuse

    Have you discovered that your child has been abused? It is an overwhelming time for you and your family. One step you may find helpful is to use this trauma as the impetus to create a very open, honest, and supportive family life. Here's how...

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  • Tips for Safeguarding Your Child

    Above all, encourage children to recognize, trust and follow their instincts -- and listen to your own instincts. If a situation or person makes you or your child uneasy, believe in your feelings and act on them.

  • Helping a Friend Break the Cycle

    If you know someone who is being abused, you can help her by showing you care. Let her speak confidentially about her situation and without judgment. You may be the only person with whom she feels comfortable. Show you care in these ways:

    • Listen to her
    • Believe her
    • Do not minimize her struggle
    • Do not judge her
    • Do not blame her
    • Assure her that she is not responsible for the abuse
    • Tell her it's not her fault. You can never make someone else hurt you
  • Domestic Violence: Myths and Facts

    Myths and facts about domestic violence

    Myth: Domestic violence does not affect many people.

    Fact: Nearly one in three adult women experiences at least one physical assault by a partner during adulthood. (American Psychological Assn., Violence and the Family: Report of the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Violence and the Family, 1996)

    Myth: Battering is only a momentary loss of temper.

  • wow , cont ...

    depression . I was sad but i decided to move on . Of April of last year I got married , and months later I became pregnant. I still am now pregnant with my baby girl who I plan on naming , Lola . I am due in September and life has been well to me . My twins have started pre-k , and are very intelligent . So I hope to continue on to the future , hopefully having my next child in 4 years . I have to let the past go . Now my mom is in my life and comes to see her grandchildren alot .

  • Are You in Danger?

    All battering is dangerous; one push or shove could result in death. Battering increases in frequency and severity over time. Certain behaviors, actions and words by an abuser, however, indicate particular danger for you.

  • wow , cont ...

    depression . I was sad but i decided to move on . Of April of last year I got married , and months later I became pregnant. I still am now pregnant with my baby girl who I plan on naming , Lola . I am due in September and life has been well to me . My twins have started pre-k , and are very intelligent . So I hope to continue on to the future , hopefully having my next child in 4 years . I have to let the past go . Now my mom is in my life and comes to see her grandchildren alot .

  • Survival

    When I was about 7, a close relative married a man about 20 years her senior. My parents trusted them. This was family after all. As a couple, they took my sister and me everywhere with them. This "gentle" man was a public official in town. All of my family thought he was a man to be respected.

  • Why do Abusers Batter

    Men who abuse their partners come from all races, religions, socioeconomic classes, areas of the world, educational levels and occupations.

  • Surprise!!!

    Hello out there! I just found out 2 days ago that I am pregnant, probably only 4 weeks along. My life is a roller coaster and at a time where you'd think you would be crying or celebrating, I sit here almost in a comotosed trance, shell shocked. The thing is, I want another child.

  • Facing Violence as a Child

    As a child, I was witness to many events that a child should not see. Many had no clue of the horrors that went on behind closed doors and those that knew turned a blind eye. As a child I had no understanding of what was going on around me. I only knew a life of violence handed out to my mother by my alcoholic father.

  • Resources For Victims

    Resources for victims of Domestic Violence.

  • 12 months to the day!!

    well it's 12 months almost to the day that I managed to get myself and my 2 children out of a very nasty lifestyle. The father of my 2 very lovely children was abusive to me for 8 years. Although not always physically abusive he tormented me mentally and was verbally abusive, emotionally abusive and controlling. I had to ask for money to get things for the kids, which I did not always get either.

  • Child Sexual Abuse

    Child sexual abuse has been reported up to 80,000 times a year, but the number of unreported instances is far greater, because the children are afraid to tell anyone what has happened, and the legal procedure for validating an episode is difficult.