Home Videos Helpful Videos for Domestic Violence Victims and Survivors Common Questions | Top Article Recaps | How To Use DomesticShelters.org | Webinars | Purple Ribbon Awards Common Questions What is Domestic Violence? Definition and types of domestic violence, identifying behaviors & finding help; great tool for group and individual learning. I Know Someone Being Abused, What Should I Do? How to help people experiencing abuse; understanding situations, how to respond, what to say, who to involve and being prepared. Am I Being Abused? What are the types of abuse, patterns of abuser behavior, common abuser traits, phrases abusers use, and other ways to identify abuse? I'm Ready to Leave My Abuser, Now What? A step-by-step guide to safety planning: when to leave, where to go, what to take with you, question to ask yourself and more. Why Do Abusers Abuse? 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