Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence

Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior, including acts or threatened acts, that is used by a perpetrator to gain power and control over a current or former spouse, family member, intimate partner or person with whom the perpetrator shares a child in common.

It occurs in heterosexual and same-sex relationships and impacts individuals from all economic, educational, cultural, age, gender, racial and religious demographics. Domestic violence includes, but is not limited to, physical or sexual violence, emotional and/or psychological intimidation, verbal abuse, stalking, economic control, harassment, physical intimidation or injury.

FEAP consultants are trained to understand the dynamics related to domestic violence and can help individuals to connect with the appropriate resources. Please contact us at 434.243.2643 if you or someone you know is dealing with domestic violence/intimate partner violence. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

Warning signs that you may be in an abusive relationship

Does your partner:

  • Verbally insult, demean or threaten you?
  • Isolate you from friends, family or other people?
  • Organize schedules to follow or harass you?
  • Limit your mobility or access to money?
  • Explode into a rage and assault you physically or sexually?
  • Negate your words, abilities, ideas and actions?
  • Choke, punch, slap, kick or otherwise hurt you?
  • Excuse each attack and promise to stop?

If this is something you are experiencing, please contact FEAP today. In addition, employees, family members, supervisors, managers and faculty can call to discuss concerns regarding domestic violence.