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is one partner in an intimate relationship exerting a pattern
of power and control through manipulation and fear over
the other partner.
Here are the escalating danger signs of Domestic Violence.
Where are you at on the scale?
- Accidentally hurting the feelings of loved ones (failure
- Purposely hurting feelings of loved ones (withholding
- Criticizing personality (instead of behavior)
- Attacking self-esteem
- Insulting, name calling
- Controlling, manipulating
- Isolating, discouraging friends
- Coercing, threatening, intimidating
- Destroying property
- Threatening or harming pets
- Grabbing, pushing, shoving, slapping, or throwing objects
- Slapping with an open hand
- Kicking, burning, biting, punching
- Hitting with object or closed fist
- Beating up (pinned down, repeated blows)
- Threatening with a weapon
- Attempted strangulation
- Assault with a weapon
- Severe Injury
Facts about domestic violence:
- 40-60% of men who abuse women, also abuse children so
REPORT DOMESTIC ABUSE!
- Children who live in a violent home often exhibit signs
of low self-esteem, poor impulse control, depression,
stress, fear of the abuser, contempt or pity for the
abused parent, they often feel responsible for the abuse,
aggression (in boys) and passivity (in girls), high risk
for school absences, alcohol & drug abuse, sex, running
away, lying, stealing, frequently contemplates/attempts/threatens
suicide, confused sexual identity due to faulty role
models, and a continuation of family violence patterns
- The most dangerous time for a domestic violence victim
is the first 60-90 days of a Separation from the batterer.
- 75% of all calls to police and the Emergency Room occur
- Separation is dangerous because the batterer loses
control of the victim!
What can a victim do?
- Call your Sheriff's Office (Emergency 9-1-1 )
- Go to a shelter or other safe place
- For help, call the Turning Point Domestic Violence
Crisis Line at 1-800-221-6311. This service is available
24 hours a day 7 days a week
- Evict the batterer (if he's not on the lease or mortgage)
- Restrict visitation with kids
- Get an order of protection!
Obtaining a protective order
Contact Heather of the Turning Point Domestic Violence Services Franklin Office. They can answer questions about and assist in completing the protective order, free of charge.
Community Services Director
PO Box 268
Franklin , IN 46131
After hours: 1-800-221-6311
Domestic Violence Resources:
Protective Order Information
Notice of Victims Rights
Domestic Violence Links