Intimate Partner Violence
Throughout the United States, exists the alarming issue of intimate partner violence (IPV). The term “intimate partner violence” describes physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2020). IPV is an issue that goes across race/ ethnicity, gender, heterosexual, and same-sex couples, which is oftentimes called domestic violence. IPV oftentimes is used interchangeably with domestic violence. Domestic violence is the act of physical, sexual, emotional abuse, or sexual coercion by an intimate partner.
Causes and Risk Factors of Intimate Partner Violence
There are contributing factors they may indirectly or directly place an individual at an increased risk….more>>>
For immediate victim assistance after hours: 404-413-1965
Student Victim Assistance is a confidential disclosure site for students who have experienced sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. Disclosures made to Student Victim Assistance staff will be held in strict confidence and will not serve as notice to the university requiring a review of the disclosed conduct. Students who would like more information or would like to schedule an appointment to speak with Student Victim Assistance staff can call 404-413-1965.
Staff also are here to help students who have experienced any type of recent or past victimization regain a sense of control over their traumatic experience, so that they may resume their academic and personal pursuits. Student Victim Assistance can help students who know someone who has been victimized or would like to learn more about student victimization. Student Victim Assistance offers crisis intervention, advocacy and support for students. Student Victim assistance can assist students to determine their options and provide information related to their experience, even if they have no idea what they need or what they intend to do, which is a normal response to trauma. Students who seek victim assistance services are not obligated to pursue criminal or university charges.