Domestic Violence and the Holidays
The holidays are often thought of as the best time of the year. It is a time for loved ones, celebration, and joy. However, for victims of domestic violence, the holidays can be a very dark and scary time. Unrealistic expectations, financial pressures, and the increased consumption of alcohol can raise stress levels, which can contribute to incidents of domestic violence.
Domestic violence is more likely to occur when stress levels are high.
It is incredibly important to always be prepared with a safety plan, especially during the holidays.
Check out the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and their holiday toolbox here!