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Domestic violence can impact anyone

domestic violence stop.jpgOctober is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This national campaign works to shine a light on the violation of the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse. While it is a hard topic to discuss, it is important because it is a serious concern.

Generally speaking, domestic violence is abusive behavior by one person within a relationship towards another, usually used to establish or hold control in the relationship. There are many important things to remember about domestic abuse that can help people recognize it when it's happening.

Who can face domestic violence?

Domestic violence does not discriminate. It can happen in any relationship, including marital, dating, roommate, and family relationships.

It is important to note that women are not the only ones who can face domestic abuse. While many domestic violence victims are women, people of any gender can experience abuse.

There is also no one age group or background that domestic violence is unique to. Young children, teenagers, young adults, middle-aged individuals and even senior citizens can be victims. Anyone of any race, ethnicity, religion, income, education level or family background can be subject to domestic violence, as well.

What forms can domestic violence take?

Just like there isn't a single description of a domestic violence victim, there is no one type of domestic abuse. Many might associate domestic violence with physical and sexual abuse; however, it is important to note that a person doesn't have to experience physical violence to be a victim of domestic abuse. Other forms of abuse can include psychological abuse, economic abuse, emotional abuse, stalking, cyberstalking, threats and intimidation.

Responding to abuse

No matter what victims of domestic violence face, it is important that they get the protection and support that they need. If you have been a victim of abuse, please call the police or reach out to our attorneys. Everyone has the basic human right to be free from violence and abuse.

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