Domestic Violence is when the male head of the house (or sometimes the female) uses physical force, emotional abuse or other ways to control, manipulate and threaten your mom. It often occurs when one or the other of your parents or parent and their partner have been drinking and/or using drugs. When it occurs, it usually happens in your home. This makes the one place where you should be able to feel safe, very very unsafe and sometimes dangerous. Realizing what is happening between the "adults" in your house and removing yourself from the situation is the best way to deal with it. Another suggestion is to call the police if you feel that one or the other of your "adults" are in physical danger or that you (or your siblings) are in physical danger. Domestic violence between your two "adults" is NEVER your fault. You may need to call someone or connect with a friend to stay safe when it occurs. This "connection" will help you talk about the situation and understand what to do.
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