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Domestic Violence: Defined

Relationship Violence (Domestic and Dating Violence) is a pattern of abuse that occurs in a relationship, whether you are (or have been) in a committed partnership, married, or dating. Abuse can be physical (hitting, pushing, etc.), emotional (making someone feel they are worthless or stupid), verbal (name calling, put downs, etc.) or financial (withholding or controlling money). Read further to find out more about relationship violence...

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Sexual Assault: Defined

Sexual Assault is an umbrella term that refers to any sexual activity (not only limited to sexual intercourse) where one person has not gained permission (consent) from the other person for the sexual activity (this applies regardless of whether a relationship exists or not). In Colorado, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 17 men will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. Read further to learn more about sexual assault...

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How to Help a Friend or Family Member

It is often hard to know how to help a friend or family member who may be a victim of relationship violence or sexual assault. Feelings can range from anger to despair. It is important to remember the person who is assaulted is never to blame, regardless of the circumstances. Please know that there are resources out there to assist you. Read further to find some tips on supporting a friend or loved one...

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