domestic Violence info
What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault and/or abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, threats, and emotional abuse. The frequency and severity of domestic violence can vary dramatically.
What is dating violence?
Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and aggressive behavior in a romantic relationship. It can happen in ANY relationship, regardless of sexual or gender orientation. It can include verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or a combination.
What is stalking?
Stalking is a pattern of behavior that makes you feel afraid, nervous, harassed, or in danger. It is when someone repeatedly contacts you, follows you, sends you things, talks to you when you don’t want them to, or threatens you. You can be stalked by someone you know casually, a stranger, or a past or current friend, boyfriend or girlfriend.
Stalking behaviors can include:
1. Knowing your schedule
2. Showing up at places you go
3. Sending mail, e-mail, and pictures
4. Calling or texting repeatedly
5. Contacting you or posting about you on social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
6. Writing letters
7. Damaging your property
8. Creating a website about you
9. Sending gifts
10. Stealing things that belong to you
Any other actions to contact, harass, track, or frighten you.
Are you a Victim of Domestic Violence?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may be in a domestic violence situation.
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