Dealing with Violence: Seeking Help and Support

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What is one of the long-term effects of trauma mentioned in the text?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

What is a reason why someone might be fearful of reporting abuse?

All of the above

Which of the following is NOT mentioned in the text as a potential impact of trauma?

Difficulty maintaining physical health

What is one of the critical pieces of information for victims of violence?

Get to a hospital immediately

What does the text say about the right of victims of violence?

They have the right to privacy and to be treated with respect

What does the text imply about the experience of talking to the police after being a victim of violence?

It can be an emotional experience

If someone is experiencing violence, who should they tell?

A trusted adult such as a teacher, counselor, coach, doctor, parent, or police officer

What should you do if the trusted adult is at school and you want to discuss a sensitive issue?

Request to speak with them in private

If it's too difficult to discuss the issue face-to-face, what alternative methods are suggested?

Calling or sending an email or text to the trusted adult

What resources are available if you feel more comfortable talking to an expert you don't know?

Hotlines on the HIP website

Who can potentially be abusive to their family members?

People closest to us, such as parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, and cousins

What are some potential long-term effects of trauma from abuse?

Physical and emotional health effects

Learn about the importance of seeking help and support when dealing with any form of violence. Discover the various trusted adults you can confide in, ways to reach out for help, and the availability of hotlines for expert assistance.

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