Module one covers the definition of Domestic Violence and the types of people this heinous crime effects. At the end of the Module you will be able to recognize the signs of domestic violence.
Strong emotional and psychological forces keep the victim tied to the abuser. Sometimes situational realities, such as a lack of money, keep the victim from leaving. The reasons for staying vary from one victim to the next, and they usually involve several factors.
Although not everyone that will abuse or be violent toward a partner also has a problem with drugs or alcohol, there appears to be a distinct relationship between substance abuse and domestic violence.
Sometimes, a marriage or relationship ends badly. If children are involved, however, the former spouses must still communicate and cooperate to some degree, but child custody arrangements don't always go according to plan. Custodial interference by a parent is one of the major problems that may arise after divorce or breakup, or in some non-divorce situations involving children.
Domestic violence can effect men and women. These victims face ongoing and challenging effects after enduring physical, mental, and emotional abuse. It can take time for a survivor to move on after abuse.
A common cycle of abuse begins to take hold once domestic violence starts in a relationship. Your partner apologizes, you lower your guard, and over time, the violence rears its ugly head once again.