Domestic Violence is a pattern of behaviors used by one person to maintain power and control over another.
Domestic Violence does not discriminate. Anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender can be a victim - or perpetrator - of domestic violence. I can happen to anyone. It affects people of all economic and educational backgrounds.
Some of the signs of an abusive relationship include a partner who:
If you or someone you know may be a victim of Domestic violence please call a help line for more information. If you are not safe right now please call your local police or 911.
This is a toll-free number that is available 24-hour a day. It provides help for victims in Pushmataha, Choctaw and McCurtain counties here in Oklahoma.
The Safe-Line is a toll-free V/TDD accessible 24-hour hotline for Oklahomans seeking help or information about domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is a 24-hour hotline for victims across the Nation. They also have a website with more information on Domestic violence. Click the link below to access their website.
"Domestic violence can be so easy for people to ignore, as it often happens without any witnesses and it is sometimes easier not to get involved. Yet, by publicly speaking out against domestic violence, together we can challenge attitudes towards violence in the home and show that domestic violence is a crime and not merely unacceptable." ~ Honor Blackman