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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


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

  • Physical

  • Sexual 

  • Emotional

  • Economic

  • Psychological

  • Technological

Source: United States Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

At a Glance: The Relationship Spectrum

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To learn more about violence warning signs, and healthy relationships please visit

Additional Resources 

 24/7 Crisis Line 509-663-7446
Teen Text Line 509-669-9652