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Identifying Abuse

  • senior living in nursing home is abused by caretaker

    What Is Elder Abuse?

    A comprehensive guide to understanding domestic violence and the role of adult protective services | Elder abuse is the intentional or negligent mistreatment of an adu... read more

  • A victim of domestic violence is being verbally degraded by an abuser.

    What is Verbal Abuse?

    A comprehensive guide to understanding how an argument can be healthy, but a pattern of ongoing degradation is not | Arguments are normal, even healthy, in a relations... read more

  • woman leaving abusive partner struggles to find money

    What Is Financial Abuse?

    A comprehensive guide to understanding, escaping and recovering from financial abuse | When we think about domestic violence and abuse, we don’t often think about how ... read more

  • survivor of emotional abuse leaves their abuser

    What Is Emotional Abuse?

    A comprehensive guide to understanding emotional abuse | If there’s a weakness that abusers can exploit in a survivor, they’ll find it. One’s emotional stability is ju... read more

  • victim of sexual abuse reaches out for help.

    What Is Sexual Abuse?

    A comprehensive guide to recognizing sexual abuse and domestic violence | Sexual abuse is any unwanted sexual contact obtained by force, threats or when a victim is un... read more

  • domestic abuse survivor endures mind control

    Yes, Abusive Partners Brainwash Their Victims

    Abusers deliberately make their partners feel disoriented, dependent and worthless. Learn how to recover from this type of control | “I felt like he programmed me.” “... read more

  • Victim of trauma bonding healing after abuse

    What Is Trauma Bonding?

    A comprehensive guide to understanding trauma bonding | Imagine that you’re with a partner who’s abusive. They’re degrading you verbally, they’re playing psychological... read more

  • survivor of abuse contemplates going back to abusive partner

    10 Suggestions for Coping with Loneliness in the Pandemic

    Loneliness might make you feel like calling up an ex, and when abuse was involved, this is a horrible idea | Domestic abusers isolate their partners as a controlling t... read more

  • A survivor/victim escapes abusive partner with narcissistic personality disorder

    What Is Narcissistic Personality Disorder?

    A comprehensive guide to help you understand narcissistic personality disorder | In this guide, we’ll talk about narcissistic personality disorder, a mental disorder t... read more

  • a guide to understanding what constitutes domestic violence and abuse

    Am I Being Abused?

    A comprehensive guide to help you identify domestic violence and abuse | If you’ve ever asked yourself, “Am I being abused?” while desperately trying to convince yours... read more

  • a guide to understanding the types of domestic violence and abuse

    What Is Domestic Violence?

    A comprehensive guide to helping you understand domestic violence and abuse | Domestic violence is not always easy to spot. It doesn’t always come with bruises or a bl... read more

  • woman dealing with emotional abuse

    Seeing Abusers as Manipulators, Con Artists

    A psychologist says there is a way to “unmask” an abuser and possibly avoid them before getting trapped | Abusers can be manipulative. They can gaslight you and make y... read more

  • You Can Call a Hotline Even If You Don't Want to Leave

    You Can Call a Hotline Even If You Don't Want to Leave

    10 questions you can ask an advocate that have nothing to do with shelter | Contrary to what many believe, shelter hotlines are not only for people who are looking for... read more

  • When Abusers Hurt Themselves to Get Victims in Trouble

    When Abusers Hurt Themselves to Get Victims in Trouble

    Protect yourself from an abuser who self-injures to look like a victim | To dominate their partners, abusers sometimes call the police against their victims, or injure... read more

  • Why Abusers May Withhold Medical Care and Medication

    Why Abusers May Withhold Medical Care and Medication

    It’s another form of power and control when abusers prevent you from seeking medical help | Imagine the immense pain and discomfort of breaking your collarbone only to... read more