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Domestic violence victims can lose custody of their kids

Studies published by the American Bar Association during the last few years have highlighted how many individuals who engage in domestic violence attempt to intimidate their victims by telling them that they'll have their kids taken away if they ever walk away from their relationship. These types of threats often increase after the victim drums up the courage to leave their abusive relationship.

How to secretly document the abuse that you've endured

Abuse can take on many different forms. It can be verbal, emotional, mental, sexual, financial or physical to just name a few. It takes courage for you to walk away from your abuser, especially if you're dependent on them. If you're tired and fed up of being treated poorly, then you should start compiling evidence of your abuse right now.

What lasting impact does domestic violence have on my health?

If you asked most people if they believed that domestic violence left a lasting impact on a victim's life, they'd likely tell you that it doesn't. Research conducted by the national nonprofit Futures Without Violence (FWV), however, shows that it does. They found that domestic violence victims are at a significantly higher risk of developing health problems than those who haven't been subjected to such treatment.

Financial literacy slows domestic violence rates

It's a story that many victims of domestic violence tell once they finally break free from their abusers. Many of them were held captive, not allowed to interact with others or to have access to any money. Others were forced to work and have their pay deposited into their abuser's account. Most never had access to funds. This made it hard for them to get up and walk away from their toxic relationships.

The Restorative Justice Project aims to end domestic violence

Many domestic violence victims attempt to break free from their abuser numerous times, yet are often wooed back by their ex soon after they do. The Restorative Justice Project (RJP) was recently launched in California in hopes of curbing domestic violence disputes.

Is there any benefit to taking out an order of protection?

If you turn on the news, you're bound to hear about a case of domestic violence that turns deadly. Some victims are killed because their abuser violates a restraining order, known as an order of protection in California. In cases like this, you may wonder if taking out an order of protection really does any good.

Orders of restriction keep batterers from their California victim

According to Psychology Today, as many as 38 million American women may have suffered from domestic violence during some point in their lifetime. While threats of physical harm are well-known, technology has brought about new ways for abusers to inflict harm on the people that they batter. Domestic violence creates a lasting impression on victims.

Domestic violence victims should have a safety plan

If you suffer from domestic violence and you're planning to leave your partner, then you should be cautious about when, where and how you tell them that things are over. It's important to have a safety plan in place before you raise your partner's suspicions.

Restraining orders can protect you from future domestic violence

A resident of California who is being harassed, threatened, sexually or physically abused or stalked may find that taking out a protective order is one way to try to keep the person responsible at a safe distance. Protective orders can be taken out against a variety of individuals, including family members and those living in the same home.