It is a pattern of assaultive and controlling behaviors, including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks against the person as well as against children, property or pets. These behaviors spring from the perpetrator’s need for power and control. Domestic violence can happen to anyone. It crosses all economical, educational, religious, racial, cultural, geographic, and lifestyle lines.
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These show the differences between a relationship based on power and control and a relationship based on equality.
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Be prepared! Safety is of utmost importance when leaving an abusive situation.
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Sexual Assault is forced, manipulated or coerced sexual contact. It includes rape,
child sexual abuse, same-sex assault, acquaintance rape, drug facilitated rape,
harassment and marital rape.
Rape is not about uncontrollable sexual urges; It is an attack to inflict physical & emotional violence and humiliation on the person. The perpetrator exerts power and control using sex as a weapon.
Sexual Assault can happen to anyone. Women, men and children of all ages, races, income levels and levels of education, can be victimized.
You can learn more about sexual assault and what you can do if you’ve been sexually assaulted by CLICKING HERE.
Being Sexually Assaulted is not your fault. If you are afraid to report being sexually assaulted and you just want to talk to someone about what happened, you can call Haven House.
24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-440-4633.
IT WAS NOT YOUR FAULT. NO ONE DESERVES TO BE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED.