Helping a Parent in an Abusive Relationship

When abuse is happening in a relationship, it can affect whole families, including children who are witnesses to the abuse and violence. What can you do if your parent is in an abusive relationship?

Children as an Abusive Mechanism

Abusive partners exert power and control over their significant others through many different tactics — and unfortunately, using children can become a tactic.
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50 Obstacles to Leaving: 1-10

We’ve adapted Sarah M. Buel’s “Fifty Obstacles to Leaving, a.k.a., Why Abuse Victims Stay” — 50 different reasons that she has encountered during her 22 years of work in the domestic violence field.
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When The Fighting Starts: Tips for Protection

If you’re in a relationship where physical abuse is ongoing or likely to occur, there are some practical tips that could help keep you safer. Remember: what works for one person may not be a safe option for another.
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Safety Planning With Children

A parent’s instinct is to make sure their child is safe – but how can you do this best if your abusive partner is unpredictable, or manipulative?
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What Is Safety Planning?

A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that can help you avoid dangerous situations and know the best way to react when you are in danger.