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Learn about Abuse

These pages provide an overview of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as more detailed information about specific forms of abuse.


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  • Am I Being Abused?

    Checklist to help you identify red flags of abuse.

  • Domestic Violence

    Overview of domestic violence, who it affects, and the different types of abuse.

  • Danger Assessment

    Learn to recognize which abusive behaviors indicate that a victim is at a greater risk of being seriously injured or killed by the abuser, also known as "lethality factors."

  • Technology Abuse

    Information on the various ways that an abusive partner can misuse technology, including cyberstalking, sexting, electronic surveillance, abuse involving nude/sexual images, impersonation, online harassment, GPS monitoring, and computer crimes and your legal options to address the abuse.

  • Emotional Abuse

    Information on emotional and psychological abuse.

  • Sexual Assault / Rape

    Information about sexual assault and rape.

  • Marital / Partner Rape

    Information about rape by a spouse or intimate partner.

  • LGBTQ Victims

    Information about domestic violence in the LGBTQ community.

  • Stalking/Cyberstalking

    Information about stalking and cyberstalking.

  • Financial Abuse

    Information about credit card debt, identity theft and other money matters when there is domestic violence.

  • Information for Teens

    Teen dating violence and sexual assault

  • Prostitution

    Information about prostitution and sexual exploitation.

  • In the Workplace

    Information about sexual harassment in the workplace and workplace violence restraining orders that employers can file on their own.

  • Male Victims

    All of the legal information on this website applies equally to men as to women.

  • What's New on this Site?

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