Domestic Violence

  • Behavior that exposes a partner or family member to the threat or use of physical force
  • Abuse can also be emotional, financial, sexual or psychological
  • These other forms of abuse can be just as painful
  • Domestic violence can happen anywhere to anyone, regardless of gender, race, age, or income

Domestic Violence Resource Links:

Sexual Assault

  • Any sexual act that betrays a person’s trust or makes them feel unsafe
  • When sex is used as a weapon
  • Rooted in anger or the need to feel powerful by controlling another person
  • Sexual assault includes: Rape or rape of a partner, uninvited or unwelcome touching, sexual harassment, incest, exposing genitals

Sexual Assault Resource Links:

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