Domestic Violence Support Groups Chatham

Domestic violence can be very traumatic and reaching out to support groups can help victims find comfort in a community of other people who have gone through the same experiences. Continue reading to learn more about domestic violence support groups and get information on local companies and providers that will help you in your search.

Bostalls
01634 400283
411 High Street
Chatham
D G B Solicitors
01634 304000
Captains House Pembroke
Chatham
Martin Tolhurst Partnership
01634 817744
9 Military Road
Chatham
Stephens & Son
01634 811444
Rome House
Chatham
Status Solutions Uk
01634 828288
Admirals Offices Main Gate Road
Chatham
Ne Law
01634 818519
25 Military Road
Chatham
Robin Murray & Co
01634 832332
The Ragged School
Chatham
Kent Accident Link Ltd
0800 0721572
41 Railway Street
Chatham
Alston Ashby
01634 845051
75 High Street
Chatham
Knott Legal Services
01634 811176
Admirals Offices Main Gate Road
Chatham
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Domestic Violence & Abuse Advice and Support

Domestic Violence

Domestic Abuse

Domestic violence has long been a hidden crime - something that families coped with because they felt too ashamed to talk about it or could not find the help they needed. Domestic violence is a continuing pattern of aggressive behaviour by one person towards another within a relationship. Although it is more commonly women (as many as one in four) who are the victims of domestic violence, men also suffer from domestic violence, at the hands of both men and women. Two women each week and up to 30 men in a year actually lose their lives through domestic violence.

Domestic violence does not have to be physical, some people never experience physical attacks but suffer years of psychological, sexual or emotional abuse. This can be just as damaging as physical abuse.

Abusers are often highly manipulative, making the person subject to the abuse feel worthless and incapable of sustaining a life without the abuser. The long term effect is a total loss of confidence and the abused person loses their sense of self - which is why many people do not leave these abusive relationships. On average there will have been 35 previous assaults before a victim calls the police.

The abuse does not have to happen every day. It may only happen infrequently but the first sign of any kind of abuse is an indicator of potentially serious, long term consequences.

Unfortunately, domestic violence can affect any relationship, regardless of how much you earn, how educated you are or how long you have been together. However, research shows that abusive relationships are often passed down through families and generations - the abused becomes the abuser.

Domestic violence of any kind is about one person's desire to have control over another person. If you are in this situation or know someone who is experiencing domestic violence then our section Addressing Domestic Abuse contains help, support and advice.


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