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Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior where one person in an intimate relationship chooses to use controlling and abusive behaviors to get and keep power and control over the other person. This can include emotional, mental, physical, sexual, social, and financial abuse. Abusive behaviors are not symptoms that someone is angry or out of control. An abuser makes a choice to use power and control over his or her partner.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic violence affects people of all income and education levels. Domestic violence happens in both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships and can happen to intimate partners who are married, living together, separated, or dating.

You are not alone.
Community Works is here every hour of every day on HelpLine at (541) 779-4357.

According to the Center of Disease Control, one in three women
and one in four men in the United States will experience Domestic Violence in their lifetime.

  • Emotional abuse is a tool used by those who want to make their partners feel scared, crazy, worthless, or responsible for the abuse. The abuser’s goal is control over the victim.

    Does the person you love….

    • Make jokes about you in public?
    • Insult you?
    • Criticize your ability to do things?
    • Ignore your feelings?
    • Blame you for all problems?
    • Yell at you?
    • Call you crazy?
    • Humiliate you in front of others?
    • Threaten to take your children away?
    • Accuse you of being the abusive person?
    • Threaten suicide to punish you?
    • Threaten physical violence?

    You are not alone.
    Community Works is here every hour of every day on HelpLine at (541) 779-4357.

  • Abusers often attempt to establish financial control because people who are financially dependent on abusers have fewer resources for escape.

    Does the person you love….

    • Make all financial decisions for the household?
    • Keep financial secrets?
    • Monitor your spending?
    • Control your access to cash, checkbook or credit cards?
    • Refuse to let you work?
    • Force you to turn over income?

    You are not alone.
    Community Works is here every hour of every day on HelpLine at (541) 779-4357.

  • Physical abuse often begins with less violent assaults such as pushing. As the abuse continues, however, it becomes increasingly violent. Abusers often target areas of the body that are usually covered with clothing because the injuries are less likely to be visible to others.

    Has the person you loved ever….

    • Pushed you?
    • Thrown objects at you?
    • Physically kept you from leaving a room?
    • Shaken you?
    • Slapped you?
    • Punched or beaten you?
    • Used or threatened to use a weapon on you?
    • Strangled you? (This is sometimes called “choking,” when someone uses his/her hands or another object to keep you from breathing. It is a very dangerous form of abuse.)

    You are not alone.
    Community Works is here every hour of every day on HelpLine at (541) 779-4357.

  • Sexual abuse is one of the least discussed but most common forms of domestic violence.

    Does the person you love….

    • Make sexual jokes that make you uncomfortable?
    • Treat you as a sex object?
    • Criticize your sexuality?
    • Use jealousy for control?
    • Withhold sex as punishment?
    • Demand sex whether or not it is wanted?
    • Flaunt affairs with other people?
    • Force sex?

    You are not alone.
    Community Works is here every hour of every day on HelpLine at (541) 779-4357.

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