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Violence Classes

"For Survivors"






Court ordered to take a Survivor Support,
Child Impact or Domestic Violence class?
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Need to train your domestic violence
providers,  we can train your staff to teach
workshops for your shelters, faith
organizations and ministries.  Certificates are
issued by the Homeland Security office.

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    Many victims of abuse make frequent visits to their
    physicians for health problems and for domestic
    violence-related injuries. Unfortunately, research shows
    that many victims will not disclose the abuse unless they
    are directly asked or screened for domestic violence by
    the physician.

    As with anyone who has been traumatized, victims demonstrate
    a wide cause an array of health problems and physical injuries.
    Victims may require medical attention for immediate injuries,
    hospitalization for severe assaults, or chronic care for
    debilitating health problems The direct physical effects of
    domestic violence can range from minor scratches or bruises to
    fractured bones or sexually transmitted diseases resulting from
    forced sexual activity and other practices. The indirect physical
    effects of domestic violence can range from recurring
    headaches or stomachaches to severe health problems due to
    withheld medical attention or medications.

    Emotional withdrawal              Denial or minimization of the
    Helplessness Feelings             Anger Outbursts
    Substance abuse                      Depression
    Suicide                                          Post-traumatic stress disorder

    Some of these effects also serve as coping mechanisms for
This organization was founded because of the domestic violence
impact on the life of the founder. She wrote about that journey in
a poem
"Silent Cry" (click to read)

LOVE Yourself  DON"T LOOSE Yourself for LOVE.        
The Silent Other Victims
    The impact of domestic violence on victims and third party
    children can result in acute and chronic mental health
    problems. Some victims, however, have histories of
    psychiatric illnesses that may be exacerbated by the abuse;
    others may develop psychological problems as a direct result
    of the abuse. Examples of emotional and behavioral effects
    of  violence include many common coping responses to
    trauma, listed here.

ANYONE that places you or others in situations with one or more of
several risk factors, they help determine the greater the number
or the intensity of the following indicators, the more likely a severe or life-
threatening attack will occur:
  •      Threats or thoughts of homicide or
  •         Possession or access to weapons
  •         Use of weapons in a threatening or intimidating manner
  •         Extreme jealousy or obsession with the victim
  •         Sexual assault or rape
  •         Physical attacks, verbal threats, stalking during dating,
            a separation or divorce
  •         Kidnapping or hostage taking
  •         Psychopathology or substance abuse
  •         Prior abusive incidents that resulted in serious injury
  •         History of violence with previous partners and children
    Can perpetrators be supportive parents when they are abusive
    towards the other parent? An emerging issue facing victims of
    domestic violence and child advocacy groups is the role and
    impact that perpetrators have in their children's lives.

    Yes, there are perpetrators who have positive interactions with
    their children, provide for their physical and financial needs, and
    are not abusive towards them.
    There also are perpetrators who neglect or physically harm their
    children. Although abusers vary tremendously in parenting
    styles, there are some behaviors common among perpetrators
    that can have harmful effects on children:
Parenting  and the Perpetrator
When communities are dedicated to
ending domestic violence, they must
strive to hear the voices of adults
and children who suffer from abuse,
so that a collective agenda of
building healthy, safe, and stable
families can be accomplished.
Lithonia, GA 30058
Ph: 404-289-5277