Domestic Violence Information
The impact of domestic violence on health extends beyond physical injuries. Even in relationships which are not physically abusive, there are immediate and long term health impacts. The Blue Shield of California Foundation created an infographic that shows the affect of domestic violence on the individual and the community which can be found here.
The Cycle of Violence describes the pattern of abusive relationships. There are three distinct phases: tension building, explosion and false honeymoon.
After people learn about domestic violence they are often interested in ways they can predict potential abuse in relationships.
Remember that leaving a violent relationship can be dangerous and take precautions to keep yourself safe. It is better to leave something behind than risk your safety or that of your children. If you are trying to leave and your partner becomes angry, call 9-1-1 for your safety.
Domestic violence puts all individuals in physical and emotional jeopardy, especially children. Parents are often unaware of the effects that violence can have on a child. You may think that the children don’t notice it because they can’t see it, but they can always hear it and feel it.