How to Help Battered Women?

Answer So you suspect that a woman might be being severely battered at home. Trouble is, you do not know how to help her. Perhaps it might be easier than you think.

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How many women get battered a year?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 4.8 million women are physically or sexually assaulted by a partner each year. According to the CDC, 1,181 women were killed... Read More »

What Are the Signs of Battered Women?

It is a common misconception that all battered women fit the same personality type—that of cowering, weak, meek females who are unable to defend themselves. This couldn't be further from the trut... Read More »

Stockholm Syndrome & Battered Women?

"Battered woman" is a term alluding to a woman suffering from ongoing physical abuse. Each woman has a reason for continuing to suffer abuse at the hands of her lover or companion, and some of the ... Read More »

Who created the first safe house for battered women?

The first safe house for battered women, the Haven House in Los Angeles, was founded in 1964 by a local Alcoholics Anonymous group to shelter families of violent alcoholics, according to Haven Hous... Read More »