The term “domestic violence” includes any abusive, threatening or violent behavior between an intimate partner (current or former intimate partner-boyfriend, ex-boyfriend, husband, ex-husband, ex-girlfriend, wife, ex-wife). Domestic violence can happen anywhere to anyone of any race, religion, culture or economic status and it can happen in the home, too. Domestic violence causes physical, psychological or sexual harm to those in the relationship and it happens whenever the abuser chooses to abuse.
If you are in danger, please call 911.
Note to victims: Quick Escape Alert (click on the link to escape this website)
Videos about Domestic Violence
- Health Bridges Web - What is Domestic Violence? (ASL)
- WinkASL – Domestic Violence ASL Hotline
- Deaf-Hope - Domestic Violence (ASL)
Webinars for professionals serving Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind individuals
- Domestic Violence 101 - North Carolina resources for domestic violence survivors who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing or DeafBlind.
- Domestic Violence Intervention Programs 101 - Domestic violence intervention programs for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind offenders.
- Recognizing and Responding to Sexual Assault – How to recognize, respond to a sexual assault and find resources.
Webinars for Domestic Violence, Intervention Program and Sexual Assault service providers working with Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind victims, survivors, and offenders
- Communication Equity: Who Needs It? - Discover who the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind communities are and how each group communicates.
- Communication Equity: Why It Matters - Learn best strategies to ensure culturally competent care for Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind people.
- Communication Equity: How to Make It Happen - Apply strategies that can eliminate barriers frequently encountered by Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind people for best outcome.
Power and Control
The following diagram showing tactics used by abusers to assert their power and control over a victim of domestic violence. These examples do not happen to everyone who is a survivor but these are actions that might be used over a period of time.
Deaf Related Power and Control Wheel
- Abused Deaf Women Advocacy Services (ADWAS)
- The Deaf Hotline