Family Violence can happen to both men and women, in heterosexual and same-sex relationships. It happens regardless of age, income, education, culture or religion.
Research shows that exposure to violence at a young age can harm a child's emotional, psychological, and even physical development. Children who are exposed to violence are more likely to have difficulty in school, abuse drugs or alcohol, act aggressively, and suffer from depression.
Family Violence can take many forms and presents with both physical and psychological dangers for the whole family
- Physical Abuse (hitting or using a weapon)
- Sexual Abuse (rape or any unwanted sexual contact)
- Emotional Abuse (threats or humiliation)
- Financial Abuse (controlling a person's money without their permission)