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Abuse comes in many forms—yet it does not have to be as physically violent as this videotape to still be destructive. Sometimes the abuse is emotional control and isolation from family and friends. Other times, it consists of name-calling and humiliation, economic control or threats of violence.

Recognizing the signs of abuse—especially in instances where physical violence is not involved—is not easy, sometimes even for those being abused. Learn the signs of domestic abuse.

If you think you or someone you know is being abused, it's important to tell someone before it's too late.

Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE to find help in your area.
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FROM: A Suburban Mother's Nightmare Captured on Tape
Published on January 01, 2006

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