Domestic Violence

Abuse - Domestic Violence Resources

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It is very difficult for victims of intimate/domestic violence to recognize that they are victims and that they can leave abusive situations. The following resources are intended to assist people in recognizing the circumstances that are considered intimate/domestic violence. Intimate/domestic violence involves people who are or have been in a relationship such as husband-wife, boyfriend-girlfriend, or parent-child. Such relationships sometimes deteriorate, with one person becoming abusive toward the other, using physical violence and/or psychological threats. Recent research reveals that such abuse can increase and isworst when a victim attempts to end the relationship . It is critical, therefore, for victims to receive support in order to leave abusive situations safely. Our goal is to provide victims and witnesses of intimate/domestic violence with a set of resources to facilitate provision of such support.



  • Psychological Abuse
  • Psychological and Physical Abuse


  • Definitions and Statistics
  • Stalking Safety
  • Laws Relevant to Stalking

How to Identify Victims - Self

How to Identify Victims

  • General Public
  • Health personnel

How to Get Help

  • Emergency Hotlines and Shelter Information

How to Provide Help

Intimate/Domestic Violence Statistics

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

  • Guidelines and Information for Parenting Grandchildren
  • Specific Concerns in Cases of Domestic/Intimate Violence