Signs Of Abuse
Abuse can take on many different forms. Example behaviors are given below. Note that this is just a partial list, and not all of these things might apply in your situation. If you would like to learn more about the signs of abuse, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence discusses the traits and warning signs on their website.
It’s not your Fault
Remember that if you are being abused or have been assaulted, it is not your fault. Find a safe environment and a trusted friend to stay with you and call or email us. We can provide assistance and give you helpful information. Visit the NCADV website if you Think You’re Being Abused.
Not Sure if a Friend or Relative is in Trouble
Do you suspect a friend or family member has been sexually assaulted or is being abused by their partner? Talk to them. Suggest that they contact us – we can help if they are in need. Don’t push them. Domestic abuse isn’t an easy circumstance to accept as a victim. Your friend or family member may be in denial or give excuses for their partner’s actions. Remain persistent. Remind your friend or family member that domestic violence can be stopped, and that they deserve love and care.
To learn more about the causes and dynamics of domestic violence, visit the “Learn More” page on the NCADV website.
Safe Web Use
Safety Exit Button
Here at the ACW, we know how important your security is. If you ever suspect someone is entering the room and you need to quickly and discreetly leave the website, just click the “Safety Exit” button located on the right side of the screen.
Upon clicking the button, a new tab will open and both tabs will display common websites. This will make it seem that you were just surfing the web.
If you wish to return to the ACW site, you will need to re-enter the web address in your browser.
Delete Browser History
If you are in an abusive relationship or even if you just want to be extra careful and not raise any questions, deleting your history is very important after leaving our site.
Internet browsers keep records of the sites that you visit. This record is referred to as your Internet history. A third-party or an abusive partner could view this history to see that you visited the ACW website.
Click here for step-by-step instructions.