What is Domestic Violence??
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through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. Some signs of an abusive
• Exerting strict control (financial, social and/or appearance).
• Needing constant contact including excessive texts and calls.
• Insulting a partner in front of other people.
• Extreme jealousy.
• Showing fear around a partner.
• Isolation from family and friends.
• Frequent canceling of plans at the last minute.
• Unexplained injuries or explanations that don’t quite add up.
What is Sexual Assault?
Sexual assault is a crime motivated by a need to control, humiliate and harm. Perpetrators use sexual
assault as a weapon to hurt and dominate others. Sexual assault is forced or coerced sexual contact
without consent. Consent is the presence of a clear yes, not the absence of a no. It can take the form of:
• Child Sexual Abuse/Molestation
• Oral sex
• Forcing a person to pose for sexual pictures
• Fondling or unwanted sexual touching above and
• Force which may include but is not limited to:
• Use or display of a weapon
• Physical battering
• Immobilization of the victim
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resources
To learn how to help someone in an abusive relationship or to get help for yourself, contact The
National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or www.thehotline.org. For teens
and youth call 1-866-331-9474 or text “loveis” to 77054 or live chat at www.loveisrespect.org. For
more information on rape and sexual violence services, contact RAINN—the Rape Abuse Incest
National Network at 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) or by secure, online private chat at rainn.org.
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