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Intimate Violence
Trauma

 

WHAT IS intimate Violence Trauma?

Intimate Violence refers to abuse or aggression from a partner in a romantic relationship, marriage or dating life. 

 

Some examples of intimate partner violence are:

  • Physical Violence (hitting, kicking, restraining)

  • Sexual Violence (rape, sexual harassment, sexual coercion)

  • Emotional Violence (humiliation, gaslighting, threats, belittling)

  • Controlling behaviours (restricting finances, monitoring behaviours and movement, and isolating partner to minimise the opportunity of seeking help)

 

Intimate violence affects the victims and their children who witness the violence. Survivors of intimate violence often experience extreme distress. They sometimes have nightmares, flashbacks, and fears long after the abuse stop. Children of intimate violence who did not have the opportunity to process their experience may grow into adulthood with difficulty trusting others and forming a secure relationship. They are also susceptible to becoming victims of intimate violence relationships.

 

Restoring Peace Counselling & Consultancy offers counselling and psychotherapy for survivors of intimate Violence. Reach out to us at contact@restoringpeace.com.sg or Whatsapp us at +65 8889 1848. 

 

For personal protection order (PPO) or shelter, you may call: 

National Anti-Violence Helpline: 1800-777-0000