About Family Violence
Violence within families is happening every day, in every culture and country, the
world over. But violence within our families destroys individuals, hurts everyone
in the family, and its harm impacts our communities at the core.
Many of us think of
Domestic Violence when we hear the term family violence, but violence between
spouses is actually just one piece of all that can go on. Abuse of children,
abuse of elders, abuse of one sibling by another
– all are serious issues we need to address. Family violence sets victims
up for a lifetime struggle to learn to deal with the trauma they have experienced.
It leaves emotional, behavioral and physical scars. This harm can occur just from
growing up in a violent household, even if you are not a directly abused. In some
states a child who witnesses abuse is considered a victim just as much as the parent
or sibling who is receiving the directed violence.
In this section of the website we explore a variety of topics:
We also have an extensive number of
and other resources on the
site, and encourage you to look through them.
There are many ways to help stop violence within our families. Everyone can do something,
and that’s what it takes to create lasting change. So, Take Action to help our brothers and sisters in
need. This issue calls out for our attention and care. Giving it just that can save
** If you or someone you know may be a victim of any type of abuse, or a perpetrator,
we urge you to seek
HELP immediately. **