BELL WORK What advice would you give someone who is being abused?
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BELL WORKWhat advice would you give someone who is being abused?
VIOLENCEPREVENTING AND COPING WITH ABUSE
OBJECTIVESdescribe the cycle of abuse.develop a plan to stop the cycle of abuse.identify where to get help if you are abused.
AFFECTED BY ABUSEWhenever abuse is present in the family, all family members are affected.
AFFECTED BY ABUSEAbused spouses are sometimes enablers in domestic violence by concealing the true nature of their injuries.
CYCLE OF ABUSEBreaking the cycle of abuse can be difficult and often requires outside help.cycle of abuse The pattern of repeating abuse from one generation to the next
BREAKING THE CYCLEIf you suspect a friend is being abused, ask your friend and speak to a trusted adult.The first step to take if you are a victim of abuse is to confide in a trusted adult.Call a crisis hotline.crisis hotline A toll-free telephone service where abuse victims can get help and provide information
ORGANIZATIONSChildhelp USAChild abuse victims, parents, concerned individualsYouth Crisis HotlineIndividuals reporting child abuse, youth ages 12 to 18Stop it Now!Child sexual abuse victims, parents, offenders, concerned individualsNational Domestic Violence Hotline Children, parents, friends, offendersGirls and Boys TownAbused, abandoned, and neglected girls and boys, parents, and family members
REASONS VICTIMS DONT REPORTVictims may feel too ashamed to report the problem.
REASONS VICTIMS DONT REPORTVictims may fear that reporting the abuse will break up the family.
REASONS VICTIMS DONT REPORTVictims may have fears about getting someone in trouble with the law.
REASONS VICTIMS DONT REPORTVictims may have promised the abuser to keep the abuse a secret.
HELPMost people need professional help to overcome the emotional trauma of abuse.
HELPTeens who have been abused sometimes find comfort in group counseling sessions.
HELPIn extreme situations or ones where abuse is ongoing, abused family members may be sent to shelters.
HELPThe cycle of abuse will not end until someone reports the problem.