Resources are effective in helping victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. It is important that we, as adults, take responsibility for making the world a safer place for children. A first step in taking responsibility is learning about child abuse and domestic violence…how to recognize signs of abuse and know what to do if you suspect a child or adult is abused. Click on Links below.
Resources Offered Through Hope For Children Foundation
To Get Immediate Help & Support Call or Click to Visit:
National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PSA “Breaking The Silence”
National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.
National Online Hotline On Sexual Assault
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474 (1-866-331-8453 TTY)
LIVING AN ABUSE FREE LIFE … IS MORE THAN A HOPE OR A DREAM !
RESOURCES FOR EFFECTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN
Childhood exposure to domestic violence may also lead to severe
short and long-term consequences, including a higher risk
of violent behavior and long-term behavioral, emotional, and
psychological symptoms of abuse. Witnessing violence between
parents or caretakers is the strongest risk factor of transmitting
violent behavior; this is especially true of boys, who are twice as
likely to abuse their own partners during adulthood. Of children
who have been exposed to violence, 63 percent fare worse in behavioral, academic, and social functioning than those not exposed to domestic violence. Children are also more likely to either internalize behavioral problems, leading to withdrawal, anxiety, and depression, or externalize them, leading to aggression, delinquency, and hyperactivity. Please contact the resources listed above should you know of someone you could potentially help.
PROVISION OF SERVICES AND RESOURCES
To serve the victims of domestic violence, organizations provide
two basic types of services: services to address physical and
emotional trauma and services to reduce violence by enabling
women to leave an abusive relationship. Women who have
experienced domestic violence require a crisis hotline to call
in an emergency, medical treatment, and social support in the
forms of one-on-one and group therapy along with possible other resources which can be revealed by contacting the government entities and organizations listed above. Leaving an abusive
relationship can be exceedingly difficult and inadequate services
to help women plan for and cope after leaving makes it even more
difficult. Communities play a vital role in enabling women to
escape violence by offering safe housing, childcare, employment,
other resources, and food since victims may not have independent incomes or alternative housing options. Additionally, victims may fear for their and their children’s safety since it is not uncommon for women to be beaten or killed after leaving an abusive partner.
Nonprofits can empower victims to protect themselves from
harm by providing information that help women find temporary
or permanent shelter, offering financial support and workforce
training, and providing legal advocacy.
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Hope For Children Foundation Board of Directors