Posts Categorized: Domestic Violence

How to Create a Safety Plan and Escape an Abusive Situation

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If your relationship is unstable and unsafe, it is important to have a way to protect yourself. If you have children, you are responsible for their well-being also. Having a safety plan can help you process your emotional state and regain a sense of power in a seemingly helpless situation. When you have clarity on how to feel safe, the “when” of it becomes more attainable: soon or now.

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Exposure to Violence and a Child’s Developing Brain

Exposure to Violence Child's Developing Brain

A MUST watch video about the Exposure to Violence and a Child's Developing Brain

Violence doesn't just hurt a relationship, it also hurts your children. This video below shares how children exposed to violence impacts their brain, how they respond, and long term affects. Most couples think that their babies won't remember, but the fact is it significantly impacts children and how they react from day to day responses. As described in the video, the brain is like a sponge. When children are growing and learning, their brain is impacted by the environment. The more violence the child sees, the more the brain gets trained to "survive" by numbing out, acting out, detaching, or blaming themselves. This response can follow them growing up and impact relationships as adults.

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