When people think of domestic violence, they usually think of the battered woman. What many people don’t realize is that not all abuse leaves bruises and is not confined to heterosexual relationships. If you are you being abused or suspect you know someone who is, consider the following:
Economic or financial abuse includes:
Emotional abuse includes:
Physical abuse includes:
You may be a neighbor, friend or family member.
Maybe you are a co-worker, have a client, or are a coach or teacher.
You may be a trusted individual who can offer support to someone experiencing domestic violence.
There are ways you can help. The following 3 brochures have been adapted for Nova Scotia: