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Putting the Pieces Back Together

CRISIS LINE: (910)875-4494

Community Education

Community education is essential to understanding the dynamics of sexual violence and domestic violence, supporting efforts to reduce violence and how to prevent it. Invite us to make a presentation at local churches, schools, youth groups, professional organizations, social and civic groups, disability-related service providers, independent living centers, long-term care facilities, health fairs and festivals. Send an email to [email protected] to request a speaker for any of the topics listed below.


Online Training Institute for Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders 

Free training is available on the End Violence Against Women International website.   Training for working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking is essential to provide assistance from a trauma informed approach in order to prevent re-victimizing survivors during interviews or service delivery. 

https://evawintl.org/olti/


 

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner. Victims can be spouses, dating partners, children, family members or cohabitants. The types of domestic violence include: physical abuse, emotional abuse, economic abuse, psychological abuse, and threats.

Sexual Violence

Sexual violence is any sexual act or attempt to obtain a sexual act, or unwanted sexual comments or acts to traffic, that are directed against a person’s sexuality using coercion by anyone, regardless of their relationship to the victim and can occur

 in any setting.

Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner describes physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy. Victims range in age from young adults through older adults.

Teen Dating Violence

Teen dating violence — also called intimate relationship violence or intimate partner violence among adolescents or adolescent relationship abuse — includes physical, psychological or sexual abuse; harassment; or stalking of any person ages 12 to 18 in the context of a past or present romantic or consensual relationship.

Human Trafficking

Human trafficking involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.  Victims include men, women and children who can be any age, race, gender, or nationality.  Victims are often lured into trafficking situations by traffickers who use violence, manipulation, or false promises of well-paying jobs or romantic relationships

Stalking

Stalking includes continuously following the victim, spying, watching, harassing, showing up at the victim's home or work, sending gifts, collecting information, making phone calls, leaving written messages, or appearing at a person's home or workplace.

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