|Domestic Violence Initiative|
|Wednesday, 22 February 2012 19:12|
Domestic and Sexual Violence Quick Reference Sheet
Note: Domestic and sexual violence impacts all cultures, ages, genders, socio-economic and educational levels and all sexual orientations.
Types of Abuse
Sexual Abuse: Any sexual behavior that is unwanted or interferes with the victim's right to say "No" to sexual advances (also listed below in sexual violence).
Calling the victim names/putting the victim down
Stalking: While legal definitions of stalking vary from one jurisdiction to another, a good working definition of stalking is a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear.
Cell Phones and Abuse: Cell phones are a great way to keep in touch with friends and family. Cell phones can play a role in teen and adult dating abuse. Abusers can use cell phones as a powerful tool to keep in constant contact and monitor their girlfriends or boyfriends day and night.
Safe Online Relationships/Social Networking (i.e. Myspace & Facebook): These tools allow you to stay in contact with your friends, but can also allow others to monitor your life and have access to information that can be used to harm you.
Sexual Violence Defined
Any Sexual Act that is perpetrated against someone's will
Types of Sexual Violence
Rape: Forced through threats or physical means
Partner Rape: Forced by their current partner
Acquaintance Rape: Involves coercive sexual activities that occur against the person's will by means of force, violence or duress, or fear of bodily injury by someone they know
Child Sexual Abuse: Sexual violence against children often includes incest as a subset of this form of sexual violence.
Incest: Sexual contact between persons who are so closely related that their marriage is illegal. This usually takes the form of an older family member sexually abusing a younger family member.
Sexual Abuse: Any sexual behavior that is unwanted or interferes with the victim's right to say "No" to sexual advances. It includes the following behaviors:
Resources for Joliet/South Suburbs Area:
South Suburban Family Shelter
Shelter, counseling and advocacy services for domestic violence
Southwest Women Working Together
4051 W. 63rd Street
Domestic Violence Emergency Response, Hotline, Crisis & Violence Intervention Services
South Suburban PADS
414 W. Lincoln Hwy
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Homeless Prevention, Housing Assistance Programs, Employment Readiness Training
Aunt Martha's Youth Service Center
159 E. 154th St.
Harvey, IL 60426
Emergency Shelter, Teen Services, Substance Abuse Treatment
Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
100 West Randolph Street 6-200
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 February 2012 21:42|