At SAGE, we believe that education and accessibility are powerful agents of change. This page offers a collection of resources to learn more about how to recognize violence.
If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse, contact our office at (509)663-7446 for information and support.
Sources: National Domestic Violence Hotline, National Center for Victims of Crime, and WomensLaw.org.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS...
The willful intimidation, coercion, 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.
This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.
It includes physical, sexual, emotional, economic, psychological, and technological abuse.
Domestic violence is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. It is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior. Domestic violence can result in physical injury, psychological trauma, and in severe cases, even death. The devastating physical, emotional, and psychological consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and last a lifetime.
Learn the Types of Abuse
Source: United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
At a Glance: The Relationship Spectrum
To learn more about violence warning signs, and healthy relationships please visit loveisrespect.org