ABUSE IN THE HOME

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Domestic violence is the “number one health risk” to women in the United States ? ( U.S. Surgeon General)
  • The children are also the victims of abuse, even if not intentionally, because “to witness abuse is to be abused”?
  • The Catholic Church has a pastoral entitled “ When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women”? (first published in 1992)
  • Often the first place a victim will turn for help is to the Church?

DO YOU KNOW?

  • The dynamics of abuse?
  • How to be supportive to victims and their children?
  • The area resources available to victims?
Resources

When I Call for Help

Cuando Pido Ayuda

Overcoming Obstacles: Domestic Violence

Human Life and Dignity

St. Rita Ministry

Family Violence Resource List