|Domestic Violence Definition
Domestic violence is a repeated pattern of behavior an abuser uses to gain power and control over the victim through physical, sexual, emotional, verbal and/or financial abuse. It is ongoing and usually escalates. Domestic violence occurs in familial and/or intimate relationships in which people are living separately or in the same household, and between people in present or former relationships. Ninety five percent of the victims are women. Domestic violence is perpetrated regardless of age, income, education, religion, sexual orientation, culture or race.
(Ohio Domestic Violence Network)
This site is designed to assist teachers and other professionals gain enhanced knowledge and practical advice about how to best deal with students suffering from domestic violence.
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For more information and support, please contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
|National Domestic Violence Hotline||800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233)|
|National Coalition Against Domestic Violence||800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233)|
|National Center for Victims of Crime||800-FYI-CALL or 703-276-2880|
|National Organization for Victim Assistance||800-TRY-NOVA (800-879-6682)|
Donate a Phone - The national Donate a Phone campaign collects wireless phones to benefit victims of domestic violence. In the hands of a victim, these phones are a lifeline, enabling them to call for assistance when faced with an emergency situation.
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