Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is often referred to as family violence or spousal abuse. It involves the controlling behaviour of someone who is close to you and can include any intentional or reckless act that causes injury, property damage or intimidation to yourself or a family member. Examples of acts of domestic abuse can include:

Verbal and emotional abuse, e.g. name-calling
Hitting, punching, kicking, strangulation and other forms of physical abuse
Sexual Assault
Forced confinement

Threats of personal harm
Most forms of domestic abuse are crimes. Research also shows that violence in the home may have harmful and lasting consequences on the well-being of children.

If you would like more information regarding any of the topics listed below, or you would like to find out how to stop someone (or yourself) from being exposed to domestic abuse, please contact Barrhead Victim Services.