Domestic Violence: Finding Safety & Support – Contents – NYS OPDV

Is this Publication for Me?

This publication was created mostly to help people who have been abused by their intimate partner. But it is not always easy to recognize abuse, even for victims themselves. This publication will try to help you figure out if there is abuse in your relationship and will give you information on how to be safe and get help if there is abuse. If you are not sure, this publication might be for you if:

  • Your partner does things that make you afraid.
  • Your partner does things to control you.
  • Your partner threatens to hurt you.
  • Your partner physically abuses you.
  • If you think this publication might be for you, please keep reading. As you do, remember:
  • You are not alone.
  • You are not to blame.
  • You do not deserve to be abused.
  • There is help available.
  • This publication is also for you if you know someone who is being abused or someone you think might be being abused by their partner. You will find information on how you can help a friend, family member, co-worker, neighbor, or acquaintance, including:
  • How to talk to them about the abuse.
  • How you can be prepared to help.
  • How to help them get support and services.

If you are a professional helping victims of domestic violence, you will find helpful information in this publication as well.

If you have picked up this publication and find that it is not for you, please pass it on to someone who might find it helpful if it is safe for them to have it.

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