Helping you through. Below are free downloadable resources available to all. CHATS: Head Injury Identification and Accommodation Tool Head Injury Education Card: Has Your Head Been Hurt? Invisible...
What is Abuse?
Domestic abuse is when your partner uses a pattern of coercive and assaultive behaviors to obtain power and control over you. The American Heritage Dictionary defines coercion as “to force to act or think in a certain way by use of pressure, threats, or intimidation or to compel; to dominate, restrain, or control forcibly; and to bring about by force or threat.”
Love Shouldn’t Hurt
All of us have rights when we are in a relationship. We have the right to be loved, to be respected, to say what we are thinking, to be in contact with whomever we want to be in contact with, to make our own choices about what we do and where we go, to wear what we want, and to make our own decisions.
Assistance for Incarcerated and Reentering Domestic Violence Survivors
There are multiple pathways to incarceration for a domestic violence survivor.
When domestic violence victims become criminal defendants or are incarcerated, they still need advocacy, support, safety planning and community resources.
Assessing Your Risk
Being in a relationship with an abusive individual can involve many different risks to your well being. Survivors of domestic violence often benefit from calling their local domestic violence program’s hotline to have a conversation about their individual, unique situations.