Domestic Abuse Against Men: Know The Signs

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By Metro 06/08/2016

"If we asked you to picture a domestic abuser, what do they look like?

And, more importantly, what gender are they?

Society still follows an outdated narrative of domestic abuse, based on pejorative terms like ‘wife beater’ and ‘battered wife’.

There are two main things wrong with these phrases – they assume that all abuse is violent, and that all victims are women.

Read the entire article at: http://metro.co.uk/2016/06/08/domestic-abuse-against-men-know-the-signs-5931125/#

Domestic Violence Among Elderly

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By News4SA.com 06/08/2016

"BEXAR COUNTY - A 78-year-old man facing charges accused of assaulting an elderly family member.

The latest case in what some say is the city's upward trend in domestic violence cases among senior citizens.

Darian Trotter has more in this Crime Tracker Report.

"Domestic violence is something that affects all ages," said Bexar County Sheriff's Spokesman James Keith.

It's one of the most unusual cases of domestic violence reported in Bexar County.

Both the victim and alleged aggressor are seniors. ..."

Read the entire article at: http://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/domestic-violence-among-elderly

Wagoner Man Arrested On Elderly Abuse, Animal Hoarding Complaints

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By KJRH.com 06/09/2016

"WAGONER, Okla.- Five days after being found in deplorable conditions, one elderly man is finally starting to recover.

Robert Sloan was found inside his home with more than 30 animals and covered in feces, unable to take care of himself.

His son, Michael Sloan, 58, was arrested not long after on complaints of elderly abuse and animal cruelty.

After being taken to a hospital, Robert Sloan is in a nursing home and is in good spirits and health. Fortunately, the dogs and cats he was found with are also on the mend. ..."

Read the entire article at: http://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/wagoner-man-arrested-on-elderly-abuse-animal-hoarding-complaints

Men's Domestic Violence Refuge Opens In Flintshire

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By BBC 06/09/2016

"The first north Wales refuge for men fleeing domestic abuse has opened in Flintshire.

It is only the second men's refuge to open in Wales, with the other in Monmouthshire.

The two-bed, £35,000 pilot facility will open for 12 months initially.

As well as emergency safe accommodation, men will be able to access legal advice, specialist counselling and therapeutic group work. 

The project, run by the Domestic Abuse Safety Unit (DASU), was created in "direct response" to victims. ..."

Read the entire article at: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-36487791

Link Found Between Witnessing Parental Domestic Violence During Childhood And Attempted Suicide

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By EurekAlert 06/09/2016

"Toronto, ON - A new study by the University of Toronto (U of T), found the lifetime prevalence of suicide attempts among adults who had been exposed to chronic parental domestic violence during childhood was 17.3% compared to 2.3% among those without this childhood adversity. ..."

Read the entire article at: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-06/uot-lfb060916.php

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