Office of Christian Care and Counseling

OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.

Domestic violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim – or perpetrator – of domestic violence. It can happen to people who are married, living together or who are dating. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.>

Have you ever wondered—is this abuse?

Consider these questions. Does your partner ever…

  • Insult, demean or embarrass you with put-downs?
  • Control what you do, who you talk to or where you go?
  • Look at you or act in ways that scare you?
  • Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?
  • Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?
  • Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?
  • Make all of the decisions without your input or consideration of your needs?
  • Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?
  • Prevent you from working or attending school?
  • Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?
  • Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
  • Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?
  • Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?
  • Threaten to commit suicide or to kill you?

If you answered YES to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Learn more information here and reach out for help today!

HELPFUL RESOURCES:

1 800 799-7233

Supports young
people 18-24

HELPFUL RESOURCES:

1 800 799-7233

Supports young
people 18-24

Stay tuned for a special presentation highlighting the impact of Domestic
Violence in October from ASBC’s R.I.S.E. Ministry!!
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