RESILIENT YOU

This is a domestic violence program that provides resources and will provide support to those who have or are currently experiencing domestic abuse in their lives.

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WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?

It's a pattern of abusive behavior that is used to gain power and control over an intimate partner.

PHYSICAL ABUSE

Pushing, hitting, kicking, burning, choking, slapping, using weapons or other objects to cause injury.

SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Forcing or coercing unwanted sexual acts, refusing to practice safer sex, treating a partner like a sex object, accuses you of cheating.

FINANCIAL/
ECONOMIC ABUSE

Destroying/ stealing property, denying money for basic needs such as food or medical care; interfering with a partner’s work or education.

VERBAL/
EMOTIONAL ABUSE

Name-calling/put-downs; denying/shifting blame; treating a partner as an inferior; threatening to harm others/self or to reveal information that might be harmful; using threatening looks, actions, or gestures, isolating from loved ones.

SPIRITUAL ABUSE

Using misinterpretation of religious doctrines, traditions, or religious beliefs to justify harmful behavior towards another.

HARASSMENT/
STALKING

Monitoring activities, phone calls, or emails; following a partner; impersonating or questioning others about a partner. This may be done without the victim’s knowledge.

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

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Tell people you trust such as friends, family, a trusted community member what is happening and talk about ways they might be able to help

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Put together an emergency bag with money, extra car keys, medicine, and important documents, and medical cards. Keep it somewhere safe and accessible, such as with a trusted friend

Memorize emergency numbers for the local police (911), support persons, and crisis hotlines

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Identify escape routes and places to go if you need to leave an unsafe situation

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Never confront the problem alone, safety of you and the children should always come first

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Remember, it is never your fault and there is help available for you.

 

WARNING SIGNS OF ABUSE

Telling you that you never do anything right or that you're nothing without them

Prevents or discourages you from spending time with family or friends

Demeaning or humiliating you either privately or publicly

Blaming you for the abuse or for anything bad that happens

Throwing things or punching the wall when angry

Intimidating you with threatening looks or actions

Extremely controlling behavior

Rigid view of gender roles

Extreme jealousy

A bad temper

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