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Feel like you're walking on eggshells? Read about more signs of emotional abuse here.

List of behaviors that are abusive.

Anyone can be in serious danger if their abusive partner has a gun.

Gaslighting happens when the abusive partner refuses to acknowledge their actions or role in the abuse.

Everyone deserves to feel safe in their relationship. Take the quiz to see if your relationship is healthy.

Examples of unhealthy and abusive behavior.

There are several types of abuse. People in abusive relationships often experience more than one type of abuse.

Abuse isn't always physical. Read more about the different types of abuse.

Using alcohol can strain a relationship but it is not the cause of domestic violence.

For Native male victim-survivors, there can be an added layer of silence and stigma in seeking help.

Uncover the roots of Native American domestic, dating and sexual violence.

Test your knowledge about domestic violence.

Explore how the tactics of intimate partner violence for older adults may look different than other age groups.

In most abusive relationships the tactics of an abusive partner will escalate over time.

You have the right to live your life free from violence and abuse.

In an abusive relationship, some partners may force their partner into unwanted sexual activity as a means of control.

Why does a victim stay with their abuser? How can you help?

Learn how to recognize the signs of human trafficking and sharing information about resources available to victim-survivors and their families.

Recognize the long term mental health effects of colonization and the roots of domestic violence.

We are called upon to wear red to acknowledge thousands of young women and girls who go missing each year.

After a devastating sexual assault, how can you help your loved one begin their healing journey?

Read Michelle’s story to learn how a sense of false responsibility can impact a victim-survivor.

Be on the lookout for these red flags.

Information is a condensed version of Keeping Your Family Strong, a tip sheet from the Child Welfare Information Gateway, combined with tribally sourced information.

Beloved pets can be used to exert power and control over a victim-survivor.

The road to romance is full of swipes, texts, and turns. Navigating the dating world can be challenging especially for those exploring relationships for the first time.

Men can experience domestic, dating and sexual violence but may not always recognize the signs.

Learn more about the issues Tribal members may face when reporting domestic violence.

Helpful self-care tips for isolation.

Consent only happens when both people voluntarily, explicitly, and enthusiastically agree to engage in sexual activity.

Examples of cultural and spiritual abuse tactics.

Knowing and understanding your options is vital. We can help you idenitify legal services.

Items to consider for parents who are experiencing domestic violence.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or economic background.

Abusive people think they have the right to control and restrict their partners.

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