#Violence (abusive behavior) has become so prevalent that it’s hard to know where to start. While our October focus is on #DomesticViolence, and/or #PartnerViolence, we must also mention the increasing prevalence of other kinds of violence, such as:
#Bullying – especially by children and teens, but also by adults;
#Cyberbullying – especially by teens and children;
#Gunshot injuries and homicides – especially by teens and young adults; and
#Incivility, bullying and other hostile expressions and actions toward #PresidentObama and his policies by political adversaries.
The above and other expressions and acts of violence need intensive and ongoing focus aimed at #riskreduction and #prevention.
Our Violence Prevention Tip Sheet includes important messages, as well as information to help a person know if he or she is beginning to be, or is being, subjected to physical, psychological or verbal abuse.
Early tips for those who are affected, or possibly affected, include:
- You are not alone
- Something can and should be done
- Protect yourself and those you love, because you can’t protect them until you protect yourself
- Key sources of help are provided at the bottom of this blog post..
Practices addressed, and examples given included:
- Whether he/she practices emotional and psychological control- Whether your partner insists on controlling all finances
- Whether he/she commits acts if physical violence
Additional information on domestic and other kinds of violence can be found in the Violence Section of our website.
Following are key sources of help for persons experiencing Domestic Violence:
National Domestic Violence Hotline – Tel. 800/799-SAFE or www.TheHotline.org
Family Violence Prevention Fund – Tel. 800/799-SAFE or www.futureswithoutviolence.org
RAINN (#Rape, #Abuse and #Incest National Network 1-800 – 656 – Hope (4673) or www.rainn.org
Childhelp USA/National #ChildAbuse Hotline – 800 – 4 – A Child- or www.childhelp – USA.com
Related sources of help can be found in Health Power’s Resource Directory for Minority Health.[http://www.healthpowerforminorities.com/resourceDetails.aspx?all]
Remember: Knowledge + Action = Power!®
For your physical, mental and spiritual health, [Single space to next line]
by Dr. Norma Goodwin, President, Health Power