Recognizing and Preventing Domestic Abuse—Guest post via Open Educators*

Recognizing and Preventing Domestic Abuse—Guest post via Open Educators*

Although domestic abuse has seen a decline in recent years, there are still millions — millions — of Americans who endure it each year. Not only is it a terrible way to live — domestic violence victims never deserve to be abused, period — it’s behavior that should never be tolerated.

To show our support for those in abusive relationships, we wanted to share some helpful articles that we hope will provide some hope:

 

Signs You May Be in an Abusive Relationship

It’s Time to Acknowledge Male Victims of Domestic Violence

What to Say When You Suspect Someone is Being Abused

How to Identify and Report Elder Abuse

The Spouse’s Guide to Identifying and Stopping Opioid Abuse in Your Partner

How to Recognize Trauma in Children

A Healthy Partnership: How to Support Your Bipolar Spouse

Creating a Safety Plan

If you are a victim of domestic violence, please know that you deserve better, and there are many ways to get the help you need. If you’re not comfortable contacting your local law enforcement agency, consider reaching out to an anonymous hotline:

The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233)

*Article contributed by Aaron Thompson, of Open Educators.

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