Domestic Violence - in Marriage and Dating

Domestic Violence is a serious assault on marriage. Stress, including financial hardship, is a contributing factor. The current economic crisis presents many challenges, but one needs to be an increased vigilance to be aware of the indicators of domestic violence and to encourage help. Please click here and become familiar with Red Flags of Abuse and Hotline numbers. Additionally,  pdf click here (261 KB) where you can print a brochure with some of the same information that you can share.

Domestic Violence can also be prevalent in dating relationships - especially with teens.   pdf Click here (276 KB) for a helpful resource on Healthy Relationships.

SAFETY ALERT: Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are in danger, please use a safer computer (for example a friend’s or at the library), call the Violence Prevention Center at (618) 235-0892 and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-SAFE (7233).