Love Shouldn't Hurt
Domestic violence affects women of every social, educational, economic, religious, and ethnic background. Though some men are also targets of domestic violence, most of the victims are women. Domestic violence is a pattern of verbal, physical, and/or sexual abuse. The abusive behavior increases over time in intensity and frequency. The abuse can result in death or permanent injury. Children who witness domestic violence are also at great risk of developing psychological problems or becoming abusers themselves, when they grow up.
Some Signs of Domestic Violence
Does your partner:
Domestic Violence is a Crime. If you are being abused, get help now.
Washington State Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-562-6025
Eastside DV Hotline: 1-800-827-8840 or 425-746-1940
To Do and NOT to Do
If you suspect that someone is being abused