“It is a lesser-known aspect,” White-Reid said. “When you think about domestic violence, you think of physical abuse —people have an image of the bruised eye, the broken bones, and think less about economic abuse or even verbal abuse. These are some of the hidden scars we don’t talk about.”
Domestic violence is a serious problem in California and victims often are not sure who to turn to. You do not have to stand for acts of domestic violence, which may include stalking, threatening, abusive behavior, damage to property, or worse yet, serious bodily injury. If you feel that you may be a victim of domestic violence, you should dial 911 and report it to the local authorities immediately.