Are you or someone you know in an abusive relationship?

You, or someone you care about, may be in an abusive relationship if you experience, or observe, the following...

Does your partner frighten you with threats of violence or throw things at you when angry? Hit, shoved, grabbed, slapped, pushed, or kicked you? Say it's your fault you were hit? Is your partner very jealous, make unwanted phone calls, uninvited visits, calls you names, or yells at you? Promise it won't happen again, and then it does? Does your partner try to control the way you dress or who you see? Maybe your partner accuses you of imagined encounters with others or has threatened to commit suicide if you leave.


Domestic violence often begins with verbal abuse.

Domestic violence is a process of psychological intimidation. Even strong, competent people can be controlled by a domestic partner. Domestic violence often begins with verbal abuse and emotional abuse, and can escalate to physical abuse. The threats and humiliation can be more significant and longer lasting than bruises and broken bones.

It is often difficult for people to understand why a person would stay in a battering relationship.

The five most common reasons are:


PERPETRATOR'S BEHAVIOR

Escalating violence, stalking, hostage taking, harassment, threats against children, promises of change.


LACK OF SAFE OPTIONS

Housing, jobs, healthcare, schooling, information, etc.


LACK OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Pressures to stay in relationship, religious or cultural values, family or children, "victim blaming" attitudes of the community.


VICTIM OVERWHELMED BY THE IMMEDIATE PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICIAL TRAUMA.

 

HOPE Victim's continual hope and belief in the perpetrator's promises to change and stop being violent. 

When Violence Hits Home We Are Here to help you

Myths....

There are many myths surrounding domestic violence. Some of the most common myths are:

  • Domestic violence affects only a small percentage of the population and is rare
  • Domestic violence occurs only in poor, uneducated and minority families
  • Alcohol, drug abuse, stress, and mental illness cause domestic violence
  • The victim did somenting to provoke the violence

In fact....

  • 1 in 4 woman and 1 in 9 men in the United States are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives
  • Approximately 15.5 million children are exposed to domestic violence every year
  • 1 in 5 female high school students report being physically and /or sexually abused  by a dating partner
  • 85% of domestic violence victims are women
  • On the average, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends everyday in America

Let us help...

Let us help you change these statistics. Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center is here to help. FREE and CONFIDENTIAL Services available and include:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • 24-hour crisis hotline
  • 24- hour crisis response
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Sexual Assault Advocacy
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Accompaniment
  • Information and Referral

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Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center is a community based, private, non-profit organization committed to helping the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The client services center is located at:

Siskiyou Domestic Violence & Crisis Center

118 Ranch Ln, Yreka, California 96097, United States

(530) 842-6629

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