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Domestic Violence Archives

The inadvertent witness to an episode of domestic violence

Many things happen over the course of the day, for which there are no witnesses. While it can be disappointing that one was unable to get the evidence of an unexpected and pleasant experience, it can be frightening to be subjected to events that leave one shaken or hurt. Many California residents who have been victims of domestic violence will understand that feeling all too well. 

New domestic violence program being trialled in California

It is easy to think that whatever happens in a person's own home is his or her own business. While this is true the majority of the time, there are times when help is not only necessary, but is vital. For victims of domestic violence, a new program being tested in one California county may bring new hope.

Mother of Elizabeth Thomas faces accusations of child abuse

Childhood is often said to be the best time of one's life; however, even with a stable and loving home environment, adolescence can be one of the most confusing and difficult times in a young person's life. Child abuse can cause physical and emotional scars that may last well into adulthood, as many California residents will be aware. Children who have been subjected to abuse at home may become even more vulnerable, falling prey to manipulative adults as a result.

Mel B bids husband goodbye amid allegations of domestic violence

All that glitters may not be gold, especially a relationship that appears glamorous and glitzy from the outside. For some California residents, the reality is far removed from the public perception. Cases of domestic violence are often something akin to a Jekyll and Hyde existence, with the abuser behaving like a model citizen in public and reverting to a monster in private.

Honest faces can often hide liars who engage in emotional abuse

There are times when it is normal to question whether one is being reasonable. When one's teenage child proclaims that "everyone else does, why can't I?"then it can make one reconsider whether one is being too harsh or whether the teenager is merely acting out. Many California residents will be familiar with such scenarios; however, there are times when it can be difficult, if not impossible, to recognize what may be more subtle signs of emotional abuse.

Domestic violence: No one knows what goes on behind closed doors

In movies made in the past, it was easy to spot the 'baddies' – they were always the ones wearing black hats. Many California residents who have endured domestic violence have wished that it was so simple in real life. Abusers often wear faces that, in public, seem charming and caring, yet behind closed doors they may be subjecting their victims to a range of behaviors that would be classed as domestic violence.

Angels Run to raise awareness of domestic violence

There are many things that contribute toward a person's character. The environment that one grows up in can be one of the greatest of those influences. Sadly, the shadow of domestic violence affects many California residents. Many adults are trapped in abusive relationships, but there are also adults who may have had their first experiences of such situations while they were still children.

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard: Allegations of domestic violence

Marriages don't always run smoothly, and even the best matched couples have to work at it. There are times, however, when even one's best efforts are not enough to make a relationship last. In many cases this results in divorce. For some California residents, divorce may be preceded by allegations of domestic violence.

Domestic violence can affect children developmentally

It is said that children are resilient and will bounce back from the most negative experiences. This may be true; however, there are some things that, once witnessed, can never be unseen. Many California children watch daily as one parent subjects the other to domestic violence and verbal abuse, unable to intervene, sometimes becoming targets themselves. The adult victim may not always understand or be aware of the impact the abuse is having on his or her child's well-being, but studies show that the children may be affected developmentally as well as emotionally.

Domestic violence: words can sometimes cut even deeper

It seems that a day doesn't go by without media reports of violence. Reports of domestic violence are on the increase, but many victims are still too fearful to speak out. Many California residents may think that abuse is a purely physical act, not realizing that it actually exists in different forms, none of which are acceptable.

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