VICTIMAS DE VIOLENCIA DOMESTICA
La violencia domestica no solo tiene que ser física. Hay
personas que son víctimas de abuso emocional, verbal o abuso sexual.
a plan for what you will do the next time he assaults you:
Decide NOW where
you will go and how you’ll get there the next time
he becomes violent. Do this even if you really don’t think there will be a
some money, an extra set of car keys and
extra clothes at a neighbor’s or with some you trust.
important documents (birth certificates, medical records,
marriage license, financial records, etc.) hidden near an exit or at a
neighbor’s or friend’s house.
a code word with your children, neighbors and friends
that lets them know you need to get out now.
your children’s teachers and school principal with enough information
about your situation to respond supportively. Ask them not
to release the children to their father should you report to them that you
are about to leave the home.
to avoid arguments in the bathroom, garage, kitchen, near
weapons or near other places where there are sharp or heavy objects.
he seems to be "building up" and you can’t leave safely, keep
your back towards an open space, not a corner.
you leave, always try to take your children with you.
any evidence of physical abuse (ripped clothing,
photographs of bruises and injuries, etc.).
someone you know and trust
what is happening to you so that if you need to get out of your home in a
hurry, you will have someone you can turn to.
you are injured go to the hospital emergency room or
doctor and tell them what happened to you.