Domestic Violence and Anger Management Court Certified Programs for Santa Barbara County
ANGER MANAGEMENT SPECIALISTS
ANGER IS NOT THE REAL PROBLEM IN ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS
Despite what many believe, domestic violence and abuse is not due to the abuser’s loss of control over his temper, but a deliberate choice to control. If you are in an abusive relationship, know that your partner needs specialized treatment, not just traditional counseling.
Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied. This is especially true when the abuse is psychological, rather than physical.
ARE YOU OR YOUR PARTNER ACTING ANGRY-ABUSIVE?
The following signs often occur before manifestation of full abuse and may serve clues to one person in a relationship becoming abusive of the other. Think about the following questions and apply them to you or your partner. If you can identify with one or more of the scenarios or answer "yes" to any of the questions below, you may be in an abusive relationship.
Threats and physical abuse are prevalent in relationship violence, often occurring in an escalating cycle.
Call 911 if you feel that you are in immediate danger