Domestic Violence

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Question: In the past I have called in the police for help because my husband was hit, pushing or verbal abusing, but there was " never any mark or signs of abuse" so they said they couldn't help me. Las night out of nowhere he started to hit me again and push away some big soda bottles that my daughter and I were working on and did hit my daughter. But ones again I but have that many marks. Can I ask for help?

Answer: Yes, you do not need to have visible marks to be considered a victim of domestic violence. There are many types of abuse that can be even more harmful that do not even require physical contact. If you are being abused there are several places that you can contact including the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence which can be reached at http://www.acesdv.org/ or by calling 602-279-2900. You may also want to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.

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  • In the past I have called in the police for help because my husband was hit, pushing or verbal abusing, but there was " never any mark or signs of abuse" so they said they couldn't help me. Las night out of nowhere he started to hit me again and push away some big soda bottles that my daughter and I were working on and did hit my daughter. But ones again I but have that many marks. Can I ask for help?

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