Domestic Violence Help

What is the Relationship Spectrum?
Relationships exist on a spectrum from healthy to abusive with unhealthy falling somewhere in the middle. This Relationship Spectrum model illustrates where a relationship falls.
https://www.loveisrespect.org/dating-basics/relationship-spectrum/

Setting Boundaries in a Relationship
Relationships are healthy when both partners communicate their boundaries clearly, and the other person respects them. Boundaries do not occur naturally; they must be established.
https://www.breakthecycle.org/blog/setting-boundaries-relationship

Resources for Victims & Survivors from The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Always be aware of online safety. Use a gender-neutral username on websites and do not share personal information.
https://www.thehotline.org/resources/victims-and-survivors/

State and Federal Domestic Violence Laws
Domestic violence victims are protected under state and federal laws. Learn about your rights and protections here.
https://www.injuryclaimcoach.com/domestic-violence-help.html#Tip2

Recovering from Rape and Sexual Trauma
Learn how to be kind to yourself to allow the space and time you need to heal.
https://www.helpguide.org/articles/ptsd-trauma/recovering-from-rape-and-sexual-trauma.htm

How to Support a Friend or Loved One Who Has Been Sexually Abused
It can be extremely difficult to speak about sexual abuse, especially as it affects our own lives or the lives of those we care about. Learn how to best support victims and their recovery.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/27/smarter-living/sexual-abuse-assault-support-mental-health.html

How Do I Find a Therapist Near Me?
If you want to seek professional help, use a local finder to locate someone nearby.
https://www.betterhelp.com/advice/therapy/how-do-i-find-a-therapist-near-me/

Ways in Which Abuse and Domestic Violence Changes You
"...although you will come out victorious, you will not come out the same. Abuse changes you."
https://www.thehotline.org/2017/10/31/ways-abuse-domestic-violence-changes-you/

Domestic Violence Support Group Finder
Connect with others who have experienced domestic violence or know someone who has.
https://www.meetup.com/topics/domesviolence/

Creating a Comforting Home Atmosphere for Survivors of Abuse: A How-To Guide
Learn how to create a space that facilitates healing for survivors of abuse.
https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/how-to-create-a-comforting-home-for-abuse-survivors/

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