Active Situation Safety Tips
Domestic Violence is any type of violent or controlling behavior within a home from a partner. When we think of domestic violence, we often picture physical abuse between a man and a woman. However, domestic violence is not just physical, nor is it confined to heterosexual relationships, male abusers, or marriage. Domestic violence can occur in all relationships, and power, control, and abuse can be physical, emotional, intellectual, social, sexual, psychological, and financial.
If you are a victim of domestic violence, your partner’s behavior may be unpredictable; however, you can take steps to increase your own safety and reduce any harm you may experience. One way of doing so is by creating a personalized safety plan for what to do during an argument, how to be at home and work, how to stay safe when preparing to leave, or who to contact during an emergency.
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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.