The warning signs of Domestic Violence

 

What warnings signs should you take note of in the victim?

 

  • Batterer will be good at striking the victim where you can’t see, so markings or bruising will not be obvious, initially. When they’re visible, it hasn’t been the first time.
  • They are receiving harassing or controlling phone calls.
  • Being isolated from friends and family
  • Reporting to work early and leaving late.
  • Finds it difficult to remain focused, mainly in a conversation of any kind.
  • Forced to make excuses for the batterer and for non-attendance of events
  • There will be an increase of unexplained absences from work, normally Mondays.

 

How to identify the batterer…

 

  • Seen as charming.
  • Overly controlling about every aspect of the victim’s life.
  • History of abusive relationships.
  • Blames the victim and others for all his lot in life.
  • Extremely jealous.
  • Viscous towards others that seek to spend time with the victim.
  • Overtly manipulative.
  • Abusive to animals.

 

 

What to do once you’ve seen any of the red flags…

Give the victim options and resources.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-7233

 

Listen to more and how we can help anyone in a domestic violence situation HERE at episode 159.

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