What Is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is any criminal offense involving violence or physical harm or threat of violence or physical harm when committed by one cohabitant against another. Domestic violence can also be referred to as IPV or Intimate Partner Violence. Domestic violence is against the law. Domestic violence in the presence of children is also against the law. Domestic violence should be reported.
Where to Get Help
The LINKline operates 24-7. The Statewide Domestic Violence Info-line will LINK you to free help, including counseling, shelter, and other services.
CALL 911 if you are in danger or have an emergency.
"Domestic violence used to be thought of as a family problem, a private issue in which outsiders should not get involved. The truth is, domestic violence affects everyone! Whether you are a neighbor who is hesitant to call the police or a co-worker who doesn't want to pry, someone else's family abuse problem is your problem also", according to the Utah Domestic Violence Council website.
Domestic violence also has a profound affect on children that witness this cycle of violence. "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them", writer James Baldwin said.
Signs of An Abusive Relationship
- Your inner thoughts and feelings
- Your partner's belittling behavior
- Go to "Signs" for additional signs
Domestic Violence Warning Signs, Take Precautions
- Frequent injuries, with the excuse of "accidents"
- Frequent and sudden absences from work or school
- Go to "Warning Signs" for more warning signs
For additional information call (801) 538-4100 or Send an E-Mail