Intimate partner abuse is an extremely common health crisis that impacts people of all genders, races. According to research, 10 million people in the United States are affected by family and domestic health violence every year. -
According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Average number of times a woman leaves before she’s gone permanently? SEVEN!!!
CREATE A SAFETY PLAN:
• a person to contact for help or shelter
• important items to bring when leaving
• steps to protect children and pets • steps to increase safety at work, school, church, and stores
• steps to navigate different potential scenarios with the partner
LEAVE QUICKLY WITH NO ROOM FOR NEGOTIATION BUILD A SUPPORT NETWORK REMEMBER WHY YOU LEFT GET INDEPENDENT QUICKLY – Housing and financial security reduce domestic violence.
IF YOUR FRIEND GOES BACK TO AN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIP: Don’t abandon them!!!
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