This article describes how children are affected by domestic violence and steps parents can take to keep their children safe.
Violence by an intimate partner can be a serious problem in keeping a job. There are both federal and state laws that provide protection for victims of crimes in the workplace.
This article gives advice on how to guide your friend toward services that can be of assistance.
If you are a friend of someone who may be a victim of domestic violence, here are some thoughts and questions you may have.
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