Here at The RAW Org we have vast experience in domestic abuse/violence. Our founder Marcus has trained with NOMS (National Offender Management Services), has experience working in prisons and probation offices, working with both perpetrators of domestic abuse and survivors. Marcus and other members of The RAW Org have also been on the receiving end of domestic abuse so we can truly empathise. We have been there and know the way to freedom. Contact us today for your way out.
Here are many reasons for the behaviour. One motive is to gain control over one’s partner. Domestic violence has different levels of severity. There are also differences in how often it can occur. It may happen in any type of relationship and it can impact family, friends, and others. Domestic violence is also known as intimate partner violence (IPV), spousal abuse and domestic abuse.
It is possible to stop domestic violence or recover from it. We call the person a survivor, never victim, simply because it is not your fault. Staying in an abusive situation can have negative long-term effects. Recovery is possible.
Physical violence is only one form of intimate partner violence. An aggressive partner can use many tactics to manipulate and control. Types of domestic violence include:
– Physical abuse -Hitting, shoving, kicking, choking, biting, or hair-pulling. This could also include forced ingestion of drugs or alcohol.
– Sexual violence – Forced or coerced sex acts, rape, or sexually demeaning treatment.
– Emotional abuse – Put-downs, name-calling, blaming, or criticism. This includes other efforts to diminish a person’s self-worth.
– Psychological abuse – Threats of violence toward a partner, family member, pets, or friends. This may include keeping a partner from socializing or going to work or school. Threatening suicide or self-harm to control is another form of this abuse.
– Financial abuse – Controlling a partner’s finances. This includes restricting access to financial resources.
Domestic violence research often studies male abusers and female victims. But anyone can be affected. Gender, sexual orientation, age, or background do not keep anyone from experiencing IPV. The effects of domestic violence reach beyond the victims and abusers. IPV affects children, other family members, friends, and the community.
Statistics on domestic abuse reveal that domestic abuse:
– Will affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men in their lifetime
– Leads to, on average, two women being murdered each week and 30 men per year
– Accounts for 16% of all violent crime (Source: Crime in England and Wales report), however it is still the violent crime least likely to be reported to the police
– Has more repeat victims than any other crime (on average there will have been 35 assaults before a victim calls the police)
– Is the single most quoted reason for becoming homeless (Shelter, 2002)
– In 2010 the Forced Marriage Unit responded to 1735 reports of possible Forced Marriages.
The RAW Org will commit to assisting you to go from victim to survivor with our individual programs, designed by us for your specific needs. This can include:
– Group work
– Personal therapy
– 24/7 support
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