June 20, 2012

Ways To Document Abuse

Keep a journal about what you’re going through. Include:

  • Any incidents of abuse.
  • Statements you, your partner or any witnesses made about what happened.
  • The date and time of each incident.
  • A description of any injuries, no matter how small. Take pictures if you can store them safely. A description of the scene. For example, is the furniture overturned? Are any items thrown around? Again, take pictures if you can.
  • How the incident made you feel.

Seek medical care, even if there are no visible injuries. Just because you don’t have any cuts or bruises doesn't mean you weren’t physically harmed.

File a report with the police.

Don't ignore abuse.
Stay strong.
Get out.
Ask for help.
You CAN do this.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
is 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)

H/T: LoveIsRespect.org

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