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Safety planning is the most critical resource to help someone who is in a dangerous situation.
A safety plan is a plan of action designed to help keep you and your children as safe as possible when there is violence.
To be safe, plan ahead. A detailed safety plan is important to have in place before there is a violent situation and includes the following:
SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICES
What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual Assault is a crime of violence, power and control. It happens when a person is forced, threatened or coerced into sexual contact against her or his will. It includes unwanted touching, kissing and rape. Anyone may be a victim of rape: women, men or children, straight or gay. Sexual assault is not the victim’s fault. No one deserves or asks to be raped or assaulted. What a person wears, how much they drink or how they act does not mean they want to participate in sexual activity. It is also not the victim’s fault if they are unable to consent because of alcohol, drugs or disability.
Facts About Sexual Assault
Indicators of Sexual Abuse in Relationships
If you are a sexual assault survivor, you are not alone! Help is available.
Call our confidential 24-hour hotline at
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors to exert power and control over another individual in the context of an intimate partnership.
Facts About Domestic Violence
Most domestic violence incidents are never reported.
More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
Women ages 18 to 24 generally experienced the highest rates of intimate partner violence.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women – more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year.
Every year, 1 in 3 women who is a victim of homicide is murdered by her current or former partner.
Indicators of Domestic Violence in a Relationship
Domestic violence doesn’t look the same in every relationship because every relationship is different. But one thing most abusive relationships have in common is that the abusive partner does many different kinds of things to have more power and control over their partners. If you’re beginning to feel as if your partner or a loved one’s partner is becoming abusive, there are a few behaviors that you can look out for. Watch out for these red flags and if you’re experiencing one or more of them in your relationship, call the hotline (740-947-1611) to talk about what’s going on.
Telling you that you can never do anything right
Showing jealousy of your friends and time spent away
Keeping you or discouraging you from seeing friends or family members
Embarrassing or shaming you with put-downs
Controlling every penny spent in the household
Taking your money or refusing to give you money for expenses
Looking at you or acting in ways that scare you
Controlling who you see, where you go, or what you do
Preventing you from making your own decisions
Telling you that you are a bad parent or threatening to harm or take away your children
Preventing you from working or attending school
Destroying your property or threatening to hurt or kill your pets
Intimidating you with guns, knives or other weapons
Pressuring you to have sex when you don’t want to or do things sexually you’re not comfortable with
Pressuring you to use drugs or alcohol
If even one of these indicators applies to you, you may be in an abusive relationship.
For support and information, please call our
24-hour hotline at 740-947-1611.