What is Domestic Violence?  A pattern of abusive behavior used by one partner to gain control over another. Domestic Violence can include physical violence, sexual abuse, verbal/emotional abuse, stalking, and financial abuse.


Who can it affect?  Anyone, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. Relationships include partners who are married, dating, living together, family members, or a former partner. 

What does abuse include?  Actual or threats of physical or sexual violence are what most people think of, however, there are other types of abuse as well. Emotional or psychological abuse can include excessive contact or control, such as constant calls

or texts. Stalking is a form of abuse as is interfering with work or social activities. Financial abuse can include withholding and controlling money or ruining credit.

"It felt like I was carrying a backpack full of rocks. The more I spoke up, the worse it got." 

Is your relationship abusive?
It can be difficult to tell if your partner is abusive.
Signs may not show up until well into the relationship.
Abuse is not always violent. Does your partner:
  • Minimize your feelings
  • Acuse you of flirting
  • Blame you for their behavior
  • Limit your access to money
  • Pressure you sexually
  • Criticize your actions or responses
  • Make all relationship decisions
  • Show unpredictable anger towards you
  • Restrain, push, or hit you
What to do if you or someone you know has been a victim of domestic violence
Consider contacting an advocate who will listen, accompany you to the hospital if needed, enroll you in Crime Victim's Compensation insurance, and help you find options and healing resources whether or not you report to law enforcement.  
Take action if you've been assaulted:
  • Go to a safe location. Call a friend or Family Safety Network advocate for support.
  • Teton Valley safe places are Family Safety Network or Driggs & Victor Teton County Fire Department.
  • Reporting to law enforcement is your choice. Call 911 if you decide to report.
In addition, if you have been sexually assaulted: 
  • Request a forensic medical exam without reporting to law enforcement, in case you opt to report later.
  • If you'd like the forensic exam, do not shower, bathe, douche, eat or drink. 
  • Save items that may contain DNA and do not launder your clothing.

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