Domestic Violence Resources

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence is a term that covers violence within the home and between family members, including Intimate Partner Violence, Teen Dating Violence, and Child Abuse.

Intimate Partner Violence: A pattern of behaviors that are used to have power and control over an intimate partner. Behaviors can be Emotional, Physical, Sexual, Financial, or Technological.

Teen Dating Violence: When Intimate Partner Violence affects teens and pre-teens. Youth experience some differences than adults when it comes to abuse and violence in relationships.

Child Abuse: When an adult or other juvenile causes harm to children under the age of 18. This can include Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Sexual Abuse, and Neglect.

Who is Affected by Domestic Violence?

Domestic Violence does not discriminate. Anyone can experience this type of violence regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, race, ethnicity, socio-economic class, ability, and immigration status.

Below are some links to resources with information about Domestic Violence and related topics.