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Domestic Violence – Introduction

Domestic Violence – Introduction Humanity Against Local Terrorism [H.A.L.T.] is committed to providing individuals, families and communities information and solutions to help put an end to domestic abuse and violence; in addition, we are devoted to bringing awareness to this local terrorist act, which is called domestic abuse and violence, as well as working within our community to end the ... Read More »

Domestic Violence – Definition

Domestic Violence – Definition Understanding domestic violence helps us support and protect our children. Domestic violence is a terrorist act which: The abuser is always responsible for the violence and should be held accountable. There is no excuse for these violent acts and the victim is never responsible for the abuser’s behavior. Involves repetitive behavior including different types of abuse ... Read More »

Safety Plan for Abused Victims

Safety Plan for Abused Victims SAFETY AT HOME Develop a safety plan and discuss it with your children. Review the plan as often as possible. Change the locks and install devices to secure your windows. Make sure your children’s school, day-care center, or camp knows who is authorized to pick up your children. Tell your neighbors and landlord that your ... Read More »

Domestic Violence – Adult Victims

Domestic Violence – Adult Victims Violence is detrimental to women’s personal and financial independence and can do serious damage to their physical and mental well-being; therefore we must fight the age old societal standards that reinforce the stereotypes that encourage men to act aggressively and use violence against women and children to solve problems, that women are weak and submissive ... Read More »

Domestic Violence – Sexual Abuse

Domestic Violence – Sexual Abuse Sexual assault and abuse is any sort of non-consensual sexual activity that you do not agree to. Sexual abuse can happen to any man or woman of any age that includes any form of sexual activity without the person’s consent. Sexual assault can be verbal, visual, or anything that forces a person to join in ... Read More »

Domestic Violence – Who is an Abuser / Batterer

Domestic Violence – Who is an Abuser / Batterer Domestic Violence is a violent confrontation between family or household members involving physical harm, sexual assault, or fear of physical harm. Family or household members include spouses / former spouses, those in (or formerly in) a dating relationship, adults related by blood or marriage and those who have a biological or ... Read More »

Domestic Violence – Children/Child Victims

Domestic Violence – Children Victims Domestic violence this is one of the most invisible forms of violence. If there is abuse or violence inside the family home the children are most likely to experience some or all of the domestic violence. Children do not have to be abused themselves in order to be impacted by violence in the home. Children ... Read More »

Domestic Violence – Types of Domestic Abuse

Domestic Violence – Types of Domestic Abuse Domestic violence also called: battery, partner abuse, spousal abuse can takes many forms. Recognizing abuse can be difficult especially when the abuser insists it isn’t abuse, swears you to secrecy, or threatens to harm you if you tell. So becoming aware of the forms that abuse can take helps you to be better ... Read More »

Domestic Violence – Emotional Abuse

Domestic Violence – Emotional Abuse Not all abusive relationships involve violence. Emotional abuse is as damaging as physical abuse, though it is often harder to recognize, and therefore harder to recover from. Since emotional abuse is often minimized or overlooked even by the person being abused this invisible attack is often disregarded and ignored. Just because you’re not battered and ... Read More »

Domestic Violence – Physical Abuse

Domestic Violence – Physical Abuse Physical abuse is the most visible form of abuse. Physical abuse is the use of physical force against another person in a way that ends up injuring the person or endangers that person; in addition it is the non-accidental use of physical force to coerce or to inflict bodily harm. It often causes physical discomfort, ... Read More »