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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.

  • Computers can help you find information on anything these days. It can also provide information on what you browse on the Internet, emails you read and write and other activities. It is nearly impossible to delete or clear all of this information from your computer.

  • If you think your activities are being monitored, they most likely are. Abusers are often controlling and wanting to know everything you do. It is very easy to discover a person's computer activities so it is important to take care what you do on a computer. If you are making plans to leave and researching the information online on your home computer, you are leaving a computer record that your abuser can find and track. You may want to consider using a "safe computer" that can't be monitored like a computer in a public library, an Internet cafe, a workplace or at a friend's house.

    For Internet safety help, please visit

    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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