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Domestic Violence Awareness

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If you are experiencing domestic abuse, please know that you are not alone and there are resources available to help. Hondros College of Nursing has partnered with Inspiring Purpose Counseling Group to create an informative and helpful video series  focused on “Staying Safe.” If you  need help right away, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or text “START” to 88788.         

What is domestic violence?

Violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner.

Signs to look out for:

  • Telling you that you never do anything right.
  • Showing extreme jealousy of friends or time spent away from them.
  • Preventing or discouraging you from spending time with friends, family members, or peers.
  • Insulting, demeaning, or shaming you, especially in front of other people
  • Preventing you from making your own decisions, including about working or attending school.
  • Controlling finances in the household without discussion, including taking your money or refusing to provide money for necessary expenses.
  • Pressuring you to have sex or perform sexual acts you're not comfortable with.
  • Pressuring you to use drugs or alcohol.
  • Intimidating you through threatening looks or actions.
  • Insulting your parenting or threatening to harm or take away your children or pets.
  • Intimidating you with weapons like guns, knives, bats, or mace.
  • Destroying your belongings or your home.

Types of abuse:

  • Physical abuse
  • Emotional and verbal abuse
  • Sexual abuse
  • Sexual coercion
  • Reproductive coercion
  • Financial abuse
  • Digital abuse
  •  Stalking

How to document abuse:

  •  Keep a journal of what you experience, including descriptions of how the incident made you feel.
  • Writing down statements you, your partner, or any witnesses make before, during, or after the abuse.
  • Recording dates, times, and descriptions of incidents. If furniture is overturned or items were thrown, describe the scene and take photos of the damage.
  • Seeking medical care, even if there are no visible injuries, especially if you have been strangled or chocked.
  • Filing a report with the police, if you determine that it's safe for you to do so.

DV/IPV Open Q & A Support Discussion with Inspiring Purpose Counseling Group

DV/IPV Open Support Discussion via Zoom is being offered for anyone interested. This can be an anonymous or visual, you decide your comfort zone. Inspiring Purpose Counseling Group will be available to answer questions, address concerns, and provide linkage to resources. If you are interested, please use the link below this Saturday at 3:00pm. Remember: “No one deserves to be abused. The abuse is not your fault. You are not alone.”

Please click HERE at 3:00pm on Saturday at 3:00pm.


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