By Sybil Cummin, MA, LPC, ACS
Victims and survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) are questioned and discredited by those that are supposed to help keep them safe. Here are some statements made by victims and survivors of IPV that they would like therapists and other professionals to know before working with this population.
“Abusers make sure they seem like good people so that if their victims speak up not one will believe it” -K
“Victims will go back to stay safe.” -T