The Five Stages Model of Domestic Abuse

Introduction It has been estimated that women will spend an average of seven years in abusive relationships and will have taken at least 35 severe beatings before they ask for help with their situation. The 5 stage model, which has been developed from observations made by Warwickshire Domestic Violence Support Services over 10 years of…

Definitions of domestic violence

What is domestic violence or abuse? The answer to this depends on who you ask for their definition.  Society, media and a lack of knowledge tends to lead some people to believe that domestic violence only happens if the victim is beaten to a pulp.  It can give people the belief that couples argue and…