Interpersonal Violence (IPV) is an umbrella term for any type of violence that occurs when a person uses control, power or force to harm another. IPV is physical, sexual, emotional, and domestic violence. Some examples of IPV include sexual assault and abuse, harassment, relationship abuse and violence, bullying, and stalking.
Google, “Power and Control Wheel” and circle any areas that you can identify with for yourself or someone you’re concerned about. If ANY of those areas are circled then some type of IPV has occurred, and that is unacceptable. Please call us to discuss your options.
Before doing so, always make sure that you’re in a safe place and that someone won’t look through your phone/computer’s history and potentially be angry with you for your search history.
Below are questions that you should never have to say ‘yes’ to:
• Are you getting unwanted attention?
• Do you feel like a person is isolating you from interacting with your social network?
• Are your boundaries not being respected?
• Are you afraid of someone?
Any kind of violence can leave us dazed, confused, worried, and stunned. Our advocates understand that even easy decisions may become difficult and stressful after being traumatized. We want to reassure you that we are available 24/7/365 by phone to listen, help, and support you. We won’t pressure you to report a crime, follow our guidance or recommendations, or do a anything you’re uncomfortable with. We just want to make sure that you’re safe and to address your worries.
• Is to provide you with utmost respect, compassion, and dignity
• Judge no one based on lifestyle choice, substance use, or mental health issues
• We will provide the best services we can to encourage, empower, and support your healing recovery
• We will always keep you informed of your rights while you navigate the most appropriate solutions that fit you individual needs
• We will always empower your choice and never make decisions for you
We are not only here for victims of IPV, but those who are worried about them. If you are concerned about someone then please do not hesitate to come into our office or call. We thank you for supporting someone and caring for them, and we know how difficult it can be to deal with IPV.
• Immediate crisis intervention
• Advocacy and support
• Accompaniment to the hospital or police interview if desired
• Safety planning
• Personal advocacy – assistance with your boss, landlord, professor, etc.
• Appropriate counseling referral
• Assistance in filing all available victim compensation applications
• Information with available campus and criminal justice support and processes
• Notification processes
• Private and confidential consultation to address any immediate or past concerns
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