Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Hotline –

Lets Start With A Resource And Grow This Page From There – I Want The Conversation Here To Ignite And Work On Getting Help And Resources Where They Need To Be. I can’t explain to you how important the topic is to me.  I understand that this post is rather straight forward with no bells and whistles and that was done for a reason.  This is an introduction to the topic with much more information and resources to come.  The National Domestic Violence Hotline, in my mind was the best and perfect place to start.

Here we are going to be taking a cursory look at domestic violence and some of the help that is out there for victims involved in abusive relationships.  But, before we get too deep and in case you are here looking for immediate help here is some contact information that can help you:  The Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or visit their website at www.thehotline.org.  There are many avenues and many places to get help, the information we provided above, which technically written, is for The National Domestic Violence Hotline, is in our opinion the best online place to get the help you need.

IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION AND YOU NEED IMMEDIATE POLICE OR MEDICAL ATTENTION CALL 911 NOW!

Although I’ve been aware of the resource of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, it was only recently, when I decided to write this post to I dove a little deeper into it.  I’ve spent a lot of time on their website, pouring over the information they’ve posted and looking into the resources that they have put forth.  In my opinion there is no other resource that you need to go to.

As I looked through it, I saw in multiple locations a place that show you, the visitor how important it is to eliminate you browser history.  You see, in all domestic violence situations, the agressor’s aim is to control the victim in and from every angle. So often times they will go back and check your history, what you were searching for, who you were talking to.  Keep in mind a lot of this behavior is based on an incredible insecurity by the bad guy.  They fear by losing you, the victim, they could be alone for ever.  But, they also have a need for control that they can’t get from other places. I’m getting off track, at the hotline website, they understand fully, what problems can arise from the victims activity online and they specifically teach you how to avoid that problem.

The hotline website also offers specific types of safety plans and helps walk you through what you can do to protect yourself and your children if that’s the situational need. They talk at length about identifying a domestic violence relationship and help to put your mind at ease in case you are unsure. There are also specific resources and section that explain, in plain language, certain and specific legal information that can help you along the way.

There are sections that give you resources that can help friends and family that have concerns of someone else’s domestic violence relationships.  Even resources and information in regard to animals that in a household of domestic violence that may themselves be abused. That section explains how and what family and friends can do to help that animal and remove them from the situation and violence.

They talk at length about the importance of a healthy relationship and how to identify one. There are resources for the community to get involved and work with non-profit agencies that do great work for victims and their families.  As well as a place for a victim that has succeeded and move away from and out of a bad situation to help.

Anyway, domestic violence is near and dear to my heart for so many personal reasons.

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