Albion has two 24-hour domestic violence and sexual assault crisis lines that are available to provide information, referrals and emotional support.
Domestic violence is a pattern of violent behavior that someone uses to gain power and control over somebody else
- Approximately one-half of all couples experience at least one violent incident; in one-fourth of these couples, violence is a common occurrence.
- Thirty to forty percent of teenagers have experienced physical violence in their dating relationships.
- One in three females and one in six males will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18.
- 2-4 million American women are beaten each year by their husbands or boyfriends; 4000 of them are killed.
- In one-half of spouse-abusing families, the children are battered as well.
- Does your partner ever snoop into your personal belongings or violate your sense of privacy?
- Does your partner insult you; call you names, make you feel stupid or unworthy?
- Do you feel as if no one else would like you if your partner didn't?
- Does your partner pretend he/she is doing you a favor by staying with you?
- Has your partner ever hit, slapped, pushed or kicked you?
- Has your partner broken or harmed your personal belongings to get a reaction out of you?
- Do you feel controlled or intimidated by your partner? Are you afraid of your partner blowing up?
- Has your partner pressured you sexually?
- Have you altered your normal activities so that you won't upset your partner?