Domestic violence is abuse by a caregiver, a parent, a spouse or an intimate partner.
Domestic violence isn't just physical abuse, it can also be forced sexual activity; emotional abuse including threats, constant criticism, put-downs and even controlling money and activities are abusive behaviors.
What Can I Do?
Remove yourself from the situation - make sure you and your family are safe. Many times this is the necessary step needed for the abuser to see that they need to seek help. Enlist the help of The Counseling Center or the police (if necessary) to assure your safety.
For more information contact The Counseling Center at 330-424-9573 or follow the link below for further information on this topic. www.familydoctor.org