This Summer, our agency prepares to see a spike in requests for services. Be it coincidence or a multitude of factors that contribute to—but not cause—domestic violence, some survivors living with abusive partners come to dread the hot season.
During the Summer months, we sometimes see an uptick in domestic violence and teen dating violence in our community. Some reasons include:
- Teens having more idle time
- Increased stress due to children being around more frequently
- Hot summer temperatures
- More summer parties that can increase alcohol abuse
While we wholeheartedly advocate that domestic violence cannot be blamed on alcohol, or temperatures or children, these factors can play a role in contributing to an abusive partner’s already existing behavior.
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