Assault

Counseling for assault and domestic abuse

UMATTERCARE takes assault and domestic abuse very seriously, so we have designed the Partner Assault Response Rehabilitation Program (PAR-RP) to help clients learn new skills that can help improve their relationships.

The program aims at:

  • Gaining a clear understanding of abuse and the impact on the abused
  • Managing anger
  • Communicating effectively and respectfully without using violence
  • Learn to reduce stress
  • Understand our own beliefs and attitudes
  • Learn to deal with conflict
  • Recognizing and managing triggers
  • Changing thinking patterns
  • Becoming open-minded

Assault and domestic abuse hurt everyone

It is a form of aggression that is used towards another person. There are two types of assault: physical, which includes sexual assault, and verbal so it is expressed in the form of a threat or intent to cause bodily harm or offend another person. Sometimes it happens when a person loses control of his/her actions or lacks communication skills and has unresolved anger issues. But counseling and psychotherapy can help you deal with such issues, so we provide one-on-one counseling and therapy sessions during which we try to understand the root cause and the issues that influence aggressive behavior.

Domestic abuse is another form of assault against the partner, spouse, child, or parent used for the purpose of gaining or maintaining control and power. Abuse is identified by the physical action or the verbal threats against the others.

Abuse does not discriminate therefore it can happen to a male or female regardless of race, culture, religion, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, or level of education.

Research shows that physical violence is more likely to occur within an abusive relationship when the abuser has an addiction.

Likely, the situation starts with disagreements and escalates to uncontrolled anger expressed by threatening, shaming, and blaming the other person.

Abuse can be physical as well and individuals need to feel in control of the situation, even though they are the ones “losing it”.  Many factors play a role in abusive behaviors such as mental or physical health issues, trauma-related issues, lack of knowledge regarding the abuse, etc.

Forms of abuse and their impact

Abuse is identified by the action or the threats against the other and can be imposed in many forms. Abuse is not always reported because it is hard to recognize even by the victims themselves. However, the impact of abuse is devastating and it continues to ruin many lives.

FORMS OF ABUSE
  • physically
  • emotionally
  • psychologically
  • financially
  • sexually

INTENTION OF ABUSIVE BEHAVIORS

  • frighten
  • embarrass
  • intimidate
  • terrorize
  • manipulate
  • hurt
  • humiliate
  • blame
  • injure or
  • wound someone else

EFFECTS ON THE ABUSED

  • fearful
  • intimidated
  • insecure
  • unsafe
  • unloved
  • humiliated
  • obligated