Dating violence community resources
Elder abuse is any act that causes harm or threatens the risk of harm to a person 60 years of age or older.
Elder abuse may be physical, sexual, financial, verbal or emotional in nature and may also include neglect or exploitation.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) org National Dating Abuse Helpline 1-866-331-9474 Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center International Toll-Free (24/7) 1-866-USWOMEN (879-6636) Child Abuse Hotline/Childhelp 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673 (HOPE) Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) Center for Victims of Crime 1-202-467-8700 Human Trafficking Resource Center/Polaris Project Call: 1-888-373-7888 | Text: HELP to Be Free (233733) Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights 1-510-465-1984 Coalition for the Homeless 1-202-737-6444 Resource Center on Domestic Violence 1-800-537-2238 Without Violence: The National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence 1-888-792-2873 Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health 1-312-726-7020 ext.
2011 USA/National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453 Defense Fund 202-628-8787 Welfare League of America 202-638-2952 org National Council on Juvenile and Family Court Judges Child Protection and Custody/Resource Center on Domestic Violence 1-800-527-3233 for Judicial Excellence [email protected] is respect Hotline: 1-866-331-9474 the Cycle 202-824-0707 Campus Safety Guide Domestic Violence Initiative (303) 839-5510/ (877) 839-5510 Abused Women’s Network (DAWN) Email: [email protected]: 202-559-5366 of Color Network 1-800-537-2238
If you or someone you know is being abused by a partner or family member, it is important to get help safely.
If a victim chooses to leave an abusive relationship, for various reasons, it may take multiple attempts to leave. Physical injuries such as broken bones or unexplained bruising Claims of being “clumsy” or “accident prone” Frequent absenteeism or tardiness Isolation Harassing phone calls, text messages, emails or notes on cars Comments about stress at home Talking about the spouse or partner’s anger or temper Leaving work early or coming in late Making mistakes on the job Abuse occurs in all types of relationships and among people with varying backgrounds of age, race, religion, financial status, sexual orientation and education.
I recognize that something is going on that looks like family violence.
However, I don’t want to be dragged into someone else’s drama. What happens in someone’s home is none of my business.
Many victims avoid using the criminal justice system when experiencing family violence, for valid reasons.
Giving up things that are important Isolation from friends Changes in appearance, weight, grades or behavior Unexplainable injuries Fear of making partner angry Preoccupied with pleasing partner Apologizes for partner’s behavior Excuses to questions about the relationship When an abusive family member or partner causes harm or threatens the risk of harm to an individual with whom they are in a trusted relationship.
Domestic violence may be physical, sexual, financial, verbal or emotional in nature.
Any act that causes harm or threatens the risk of harm to a child (under 18) by a parent, caregiver or another person.
While all types of abuse and neglect can occur, the four common types of child abuse are physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect.