—Embarrass or make fun of you in front of your friends or family? —Make you feel like you are unable to make decisions? —Call, text, or email you several times a day or show up to make sure you are where you said you would be?
—Use drugs or alcohol as an excuse for saying hurtful things or abusing you? —Pressure you sexually for things you don't want to do?
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CHECKLIST (provided by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) Look over the following questions.
—Stay with your partner because you are afraid of what your partner would do if you broke up?
If any of these are happening in your relationship, talk to someone. (Adapted from Reading and Teaching Teens to Stop Violence, Nebraska Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition, Lincoln, NE).
Battered Women's Justice Project: works to improve the civil and criminal justice system’s response to intimate partner violence (IPV), as well as addressing the parallel responses of the military services to IPV among their ranks.Domestic violence is one of these problematic issues.Understanding domestic violence can help you recognize it and know how to put a stop to it.Some things we think always happen in other people’s lives and never in our own.However, certain unseen problems lurk below the surface of almost every community – no matter where it is.The following facts reflect the magnitude of the problem: This site is owned and maintained by Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc., a non-profit agency funded in part by United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades Counties, Lee County, Florida Department of Health, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Florida Council Against Sexual Violence, City of Fort Myers, City of Cape Coral, The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Office of the Attorney General, The Bobby Nichols - Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation, fundraising and donations from the community.