Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.
Domestic, dating and sexual violence are costly and pervasive problems in this world, causing victims, as well as witnesses and bystanders, in every community to suffer incalculable pain and loss. In addition to the lives taken and injuries suffered, partner violence shatters the sense of well-being that allows people to thrive. It also can cause health problems that last a lifetime, and diminish children’s prospects in school and in life.
October is recognized as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At Zuri1.com we want to work year around to make sure that we advocate on raising awareness, not only for victims, but for people who may not realize how much abuse happens every day.
Zuri1 also fully supports the great work being done by Break the Cycle, They are the leading national non-profit organization working exclusively on teen dating violence. For more information about Break the Cycle please visit breakthecycle.org also For Help If you or someone you know may be in an abusive relationship, get help at thesafespace.org.
If you or someone you know is being abused please call and discuss ways to safely get help.
National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−SAFE (7233) or TTY 1−800−787−3224
ANONYMOUS & CONFIDENTIAL HELP 24/7
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