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- Am I in Healthy Relationship?
- Develop a Safety Plan
- How to Talk to Children About Violence?
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- Why is it Difficult to Ask for Help?
- What Are My Rights During Criminal Proceedings
- If the Perpetrator is Moved Away from Home
- How Could the Social Workers Help Me?
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How Health Care Providers Can Help
Intimate partner violence occurs in a private environment, therefore people do not want to talk about it and violence remains unseen, even though this problem is widely spread in all layers of the society.
Women experiencing violence need help and services. However, due to the prevailing stigma, the lack of support from the family and society, they feel ashamed and avoid addressing for help.
Health care specialists have an important role to play in changing the situation. First of all, the medical specialist is often the first contact for women victims of violence. On the other hand, it is likely that all women like that will seek health services throughout their life, so they will contact the medical staff. Also, the victims are more likely to use health care services than any other type of services. Therefore, it is very important to recognise the features of violence on time and provide help.