Women's work provides holistic and intensive support, information and advice to women with varied and complex needs. Domestic abuse is not only between couples; it can also occur between a parent and child, or another relative. The term domestic abuse covers not only physical violence but psychological and financial abuse. Someone affected by domestic abuse may be restricted in where they go, or what they wear, or be manipulated through threats or humiliation.
Tags: sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, domestic abuse, violent, scared, frightened, abusive, PTSD, flashbacks, hyperarousal, emotional numbing