In Missouri, we pride ourselves on how serious domestic violence and domestic abuse are treated. Domestic violence claims are taken very seriously, and law enforcers are usually very quick to intervene if they even suspect that someone might be suffering from domestic abuse. This is important because oftentimes such victims are either too frightened to come forward or they are unable to come forward because their abuser exerts too much control. Some abusers do not even let their victims leave the house.
Any violent encounter can be distressing and traumatic. Sometimes, however, this violence can come from within a person's own home or from the people closest to them. It can be difficult to recognize or admit to the signs of domestic violence and even harder to break away from it. In an attempt to combat this, a nursing professor from the University of Missouri has joined a team of researchers working on an app to help people in violent relationships.
Domestic violence is a horrible thing to suffer through. In today's tough society, everyone should have at least one place where they can feel safe and secure, and that place for most people would be their home. However, some people are at even more danger in their homes than out in the world. For some people who are subjected to domestic violence, their home becomes a prison from which there is seemingly no escape.