HOME
  SERVICES
  SIGNS OF ABUSE
  SAFETY PLANS
  WHY VICTIMS STAY
  WAYS TO HELP
  LINKS
  CONTACT US
  MAKE A DONATION
 
SIGNS OF ABUSE
 

General Information

General Information

Abuse is about one person controlling another. It's a pattern of behavior.
You may not think of yourself as abused because you haven't been hit. Not all bruises from domestic abuse can be seen.
Mental, emotional, and sexual abuse are just as painful and damaging as physical violence.
Domestic abuse happens in all walks of life, all cultures, all income groups, all ages, all religions.
It is not categorized by just one hit. It is, however, categorized by repetition and patterns of violence that allow the abuser to gain control over the victim.

Are you being abused? Has your partner ever...

  • hit, grabbed, choked, bitten, burned, slapped or pushed you?
  • used a gun or a knife or some kind of weapon against you?
  • hit you with some object like a bat or pan or belt?
  • hit, held, or squeezed you so hard that it left a bruise?
  • threatened to hurt or to kill you or your children or your friends?
  • withheld money or food or medicine or transportation from you?
  • called you names, made you feel ashamed of yourself, humiliated you?
  • put you down in front of your children, your friends, your boss, or relatives?
  • forced you to have sex or perform sexual acts when you did not want to?
  • destroyed or broken your possessions?
  • threatened to harm or kill himself if you do or do not do something?

If you would like to talk to someone or get more information about domestic violence, contact our shelter.

Back to top  

Power  

This chart is a graphic way of looking at different kinds of abuse. Each spoke represents a tactic used to gain control or power. The rim that surrounds and supports the spokes is physical abuse. It holds the system together and gives the abuser strength. 

Isolation
Controlling what she does, who she sees and talks to, where she goes. 

Emotional Abuse
Putting her down or making her feel bad about herself, calling her names. Making her think she's crazy. Mind games. 

Economic Abuse
Trying to keep her from getting or keeping a job. Making her ask for money, giving her an allowance, taking her money. 

Sexual Abuse
Making her do sexual things against her will. Physically attacking the sexual parts of her body. Treating her like a sex object. 

Using Children
Making her feel guilty about the children, using the children to give messages, using visitation as a way to harass her. 

Threats
Making and/or carrying out threats to do something to hurt her emotionally. Threaten to take the children, commit suicide, report her to welfare. 

Using Male Privilege
Treating her like a servant. Making all the "big" decisions. Acting like the "master of the castle". 

Intimidation
Putting her in fear by using looks, actions, gestures, loud voice, smashing things, destroying property.

Back to top

 
   
 
Employment Opportunity
Residential Advocate
Part-Time
 
  • Evenings, Nights, Week-ends
     
  • High School Diploma

  • Good listening skills, answer Crisis phones, assist clients, understands confidentiality.

  • Ability to work as part of a Team. Training provided.

Click here for more information and employment application.

 

 
 
Online Music Fundraiser
 
The 13th Annual

Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home

Online Music Fundraiser


JUNE 28, 2021  8-9 PM EST
THE SHELTER FACEBOOK PAGE

Live Performances By:
Melissa Davis
Bob Hiltunen
Bruce Rundman

To view flyer, click here.
 
 

Ways to Give to the Barbara Kettle Gundlach Shelter Home

 

  • Volunteering, at the shelter or joining the Board of Director's
  • Become a Friends of the
    Shelter donor
  • Thrivent
  • Amazon Smile
  • Attending our annual fundraising events.
 

HOME  |  SERVICES  |  SIGNS OF ABUSE  |  SAFETY PLANS  |  WHY VICTIMS STAY  |  INVOLVEMENT  |  LINKS  |  CONTACT US