Intimate Partner Violence


What is Intimate Partner Violence

What is Intimate Partner Violence

You may hear the terms Domestic Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Relationship Violence, and/or Dating Violence used interchangeably. There are subtle differences in the definitions of each term, but overall, they are referring to the same dynamic of abuse within a romantic relationship.

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Types of Intimate Partner Violence

Types of Intimate Partner Violence

IPV can take many forms. If you are in an abusive relationship you may see aspects of all or some of these behaviors...

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Power & Control

Power & Control

The dynamics of Power & Control in abusive relationships can best understood and illustrated with a wheel...

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Coercive Control

Coercive Control

IPV often involves little to no physical violence, but instead a pattern of coercive control that strips a person of their liberty and sense of self.

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Reasons it is difficult to leave an abusive relationship

Reasons it is difficult to leave an abusive relationship

Escaping abuse is more complicated than most realize!

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Myths and Facts about IPV

Myths and Facts about IPV

Our culture is full of myths that blame victims and make excuses of abusers.

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Understanding Teen Dating Violence

Understanding Teen Dating Violence

While there are some similarities, there are some big difference when comparing teen dating violence to adult IPV.

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IPV Statistics

IPV Statistics

Domestic violence and sexual assault are pervasive and life-threatening crimes affecting millions of individuals across our nation regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, or education.

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Choosing to file a police report

Choosing to file a police report

Choosing to file a police report can be a difficult decision and it is your choice!

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Crime Victim's Compensation

Crime Victim's Compensation

As a victim of a violent crime, you may qualify for financial reimbursement from the state.

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Protective Order

Protective Order

A protective order can be an important part of safety planning!

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Economic Options & Resources

Economic Options & Resources

There are options and protections for victims!

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Why Couples Counseling is Discouraged…

Why Couples Counseling is Discouraged…

Couples or Marital Counseling is never appropriate when there is Intimate Partner Violence!

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How can I help someone I love that I think might be being abused?

How can I help someone I love that I think might be being abused?

It can be difficult to know what to say or how to help. Here are some suggestions...

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Help for Abusers

Help for Abusers

There is specialized help for abusers.

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