For a woman in a battering relationship, the most dangerous time is when she and her partner are discussing or thinking about separation.
There are 10 types of childhood trauma measured in the ACE Study.
Adolescents and adults are often unaware that teens experience dating violence.
And so we were married, walking joyfully together down a church aisle, our union blessed by God. Typically, abusive men deny that the abuse is happening, or they minimize it.
Many try to isolate their partners by limiting their contact with family and friends.
DIAGNOSIS A number of steps will help you obtain accurate information when you are interviewing a woman whom you believe may be abused by her intimate partner (Table 2).
Safety Begin by speaking with the woman without her partner present (if they are still together) and together form a safety plan.