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Does anyone not remember Dr Daugherty's lessons which said domestic violence on adults is NOT necessary to report?
Instead help them find an escape route in case of an emergency and encourage them to report it themselves.
@osler_weber_rendu: Domestic violence is not the same thing as dependent adult abuse, such as a special needs adult or an elderly adult (basically anyone who depends on others for care). What you said applies IF the adult is living independently and fully capable to make their own decisions.
It is sad, but we are on the front lines and can intervene. And so we should keep an eye out for these types of situations. As mad eye moody said....."constant vigilance!"