What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.
Domestic violence has no race,religion, culture, or sexual preference. No one deserves to be abused, unfortunately without intervention abuse will continue, increasing severity.
Having a safety plan serves as a helpful resource in developing safe choices, exploring options and addressing areas of concern with which you may be faced.
It may be helpful for you to fill out a plan with the help of a domestic violence advocate.
You can access an advocate by contacting Scars of Survival. Or if you live outside the area, the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-SAFE) can help you locate a crisis center in your area.
Dealing with a domestic violence relationship is a process. It is important to keep in mind that there is help and support available. You are not alone.
Scars of Survival supports you and the decisions you make about safety for you and your family. We are not here to judge you or tell you what to do. We can give you information and help you strategize what will work for you and your family. Sometimes all you need is a listening ear, and we can offer that too.