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What is Intimate Partner Violence?

Intimate Partner Violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors characterized by one current or former partner's need to control the other.

 

These abusive behaviors can involve a range of tactics including:

 

  • Psychological or Emotional
      • verbal violence, isolation, threats, name calling, shaming, demeaning, intimidation
  • Physical
      • hitting, kicking, choking, biting, shaking, or other physical force
  • Sexual
      • forcing a partner to engage in sexual acts against their will
  • Economic
      • withholding financial resources, controlling partner's money or spending it, threatening partner's financial resources

 

 

Intimate Partner Violence can happen regardless of age, education level, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious beliefs, ethnicity, etc.

If you think that you might be in an abusive relationship, there are many people on campus who are here to help you. Contact your Campus Victim Advocate, Counseling Center, Dean of Students Office, Residence Hall Director, or University Police.

 

 

 

57% of college students say that say that intimate partner violence is hard to identify.

58% of college students say that they don't know how to help someone who is experiencing intimate partner violence.

 

Disclaimer

The information supplied by this website is not to be considered legal or medical advice. The website is strictly for informational purposes only.

by greenc08 — last modified Jun 10, 2016 11:56 AM
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Stephanie Kitzerow

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Email: kitzeros@uwosh.edu
Office: Dempsey Hall 148C
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