Children in homes where there is domestic violence are more likely to be abused and/or neglected.Most children in these homes know about the violence.Provided direct services to 1,116 women, 16 men, and 223 children for a total of 1,355 individuals.Provided shelter for 127 women and 118 children for 5,381 “shelter days” Provided 119 youth/college prevention and education programs for 4,094 people.Types of domestic abuse include physical, verbal (also called emotional, mental, or psychological abuse), sexual, economic/financial, and spiritual abuse. GLBT Domestic Violence: Similarities and Differences. Stalking and cyber-stalking are also forms of intimate partner abuse.
If your family or friends warn you about the person you are dating, think about getting help. Parents may think children do not know about the violence, but most of the time they do. A parent who is being abused may be in too much pain to take good care of their child. This can be unwanted phone calls or gifts, or following people by going to where they work or live. People may think stalking is not dangerous because no one has been physically hurt.
has empowered victims and their families to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing shelter and on-going support services, as well as public awareness and prevention programs.
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The clerk of the court shall provide a copy of this section, simplified forms, and clerical assistance for the preparation and filing of such a petition by any person who is not represented by counsel.
Notwithstanding any other law, the clerk of the court may not assess a fee for filing a petition for protection against repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence.