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"What to Do When Love Turns Violent ?? is a guide to help women break free from violence. Much has been published on the psychological and social ramifications of domestic violence but until now there has been nothing available to help women conquer the immediate obstacle of getting out and staying out of danger. "What to Do When Love Turns Violent is a source of hard facts to help women seek protection through law enforcement and the justice system, get assistance from the healthcare system and find answers to their questions. It details what they may expect at each step as they devise their "exit plan."
As the issue of domestic violence finally gets the attention it deserves, more and more women will seek solutions. Consulting this sourcebook is their crucial first step.
If you are an abused woman or know someone who is, "What to Do When Love Turns Violent ? is the most practical, indispensable resource for you to end the abuse. Coming from someone who has been there and survived, this book arms you with everything you need to know to make the right choices. The first part spells out an action plan to get out of danger and find immediate help
--Making a protective order work
-- Calling thepolice
-- Finding safe shelter
-- Seeking medical attention
--Getting financial assistance
The secondpart details how to stay safe and regain control over your life
-- Preparing for safety at home and on the job
-- Protecting your children
-- Ending the relationship
-- Rebuilding your life
For quick reference, "What to Do When Love Turns Violent? includes a state-by-state directory of domestic violence hot lines and a listing of the national organizations devoted to helping victims of domestic violence. Consulting this sourcebook is the crucial first step tobreaking the cycle of domestic violence. There is help out there, and "What to Do WhenLove Turns Violent? empowers you to find it and take back your life.
Marian Betancourt was married to an abusive man but broke free from the violence. She has been a professional writer for more than 20 years and is the co-author of several books about women's health issues, including "What to Do If You Get Breast Cancer.
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