We’ve put together some information to help you better understand domestic violence and sexual abuse.
How much do you really know about the cycle of domestic violence and sexual abuse? Did you know that it starts young? The vast majority of our clients have children, come from middle class families, are not on drugs and have never experienced legal problems.
- Domestic violence is not an isolated incident but a pattern of behavior aimed at establishing and maintaining power and control over an intimate partner.
- An abuser’s apologies and loving gestures in between the episodes of abuse make it difficult for the victim to leave.
- The abuser may also make threats, such as, “If you say anything, you will never see your children again.”
- The abuser also threatens the victim’s credibility by saying things like, “No one will believe you.”
If you need to speak with someone right now, please contact us at the numbers listed at the bottom of this web page.