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Developing Options for Violent Emergencies

Domestic Violence is any situation where an abuser will use many different methods to keep power and control over his or her partner. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Physical Violence
    Have I ever been hit, slapped, punched, kicked, pushed, etc.?
  • Emotional/Verbal Abuse
    Have I experienced public humiliation, name calling or mind games?
    Have I been made to feel like I can’t survive without the abuser?
  • Isolation
    Have I been kept from seeing my friends, family or from going to my job?
    Do I have to account for every place I go and keep track of how long I am gone?
    Do I get accused of cheating?
  • Threats/Intimidation
    Am I threatened with violence, having my children taken away, hurting my loved ones or my pets?
    Do I feel guilty or trapped when the abuser threatens suicide?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a victim of domestic violence. DOVE can help you break the cycle of violence.

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