Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.
Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure, or wound someone.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together, or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
Who do I call for help?
National Domestic Violence Hotline at -1-800-799-7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673
Linea de Crisis en Nebraska (en Espanol) at 1-877-215-0167
What are some other resources?
Thru Trevor's Eyes
is a video that gives a glimpse of domestic violence from a child's point of view.
The Step Up Speak Out
project gives information and ideas for the community to step up, speak out, and prevent sexual and domestic violence.