Phil and executive-produced the award-winning documentary, The “Children Next Door.” The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a safe, discreet resource offering trained professionals 24/7 to help victims find help and get out of harmful or dangerous situations.
Free advocacy services can be received via telephone at 1-800-799-7233 or online chatting at their website,
Domestic abuse can take numerous forms, all with the overarching intention of gaining power and control over another person through the use of fear, intimidation and/or violence.
While not all domestic abuse starts as physical violence, it can escalate to this level if left unchecked.
One adversity with practically no awareness is childhood domestic violence.
Here, he shares what he’s learned through his experiences with domestic violence.
What are some of the most common signs of an abusive person?
UNICEF says “The single best predictor as to whether or not you will experience domestic violence later in life is whether or not you grew up living with it in your childhood home.” You have a greater chance of being a perpetrator or victim of domestic violence if you grew up in that environment, but it is not always the case.
What populations are the most at risk to be victims of domestic violence, and is there anything they can do to dissuade such behavior?