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Am I at Risk?

Risk to be Abused in a Relationship

Am I at Risk to be Abused in a Relationship …because of the following risk factors:

Personal and Family Problems:

• Living in a household where relationships rely on power & control over others
• Low family income
• Family stress related to unemployment
• Low self-esteem
• Emotional insecurity
• Use of alcohol and illegal drugs
• Family history of physical abuse
• Angry and hostile attitudes in household
• Dependency on others for happiness
• Belief in males dominating females
• Poor school performance
• Aggressive or delinquent behavior as a teen
• Depression
• Having few friends and being isolated from other people
• Observing a parent being physically or emotionally abused
• Being a victim of physical discipline as a child
• Being neglected by a parent as a child

Problems in Your Community and Society:

• Living in a low income area; overcrowded neighborhoods
• High levels of domestic violence in the community
• Poor response from neighbors to community violence
• Society views that girls and women should be submissive to boys and men

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Please note:
If you are having an emergency or need emergency care, call 911 or visit your local emergency room.
If you
are not having an emergency and need to talk to someone right away, you may contact the Teen Helpline at
1-888-222-2228.



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Family Life Education Center (FLEC)
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
201 Lyons Avenue at Osborne Terrace
Newark, New Jersey 07112
(973) 926-4300
areas@barnabashealth.org


 

 






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