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What is domestic abuse? Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner or family member.  Abuse includes physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.  Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender.  Domestic violence can happen between couples who are married, live together or date.  Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and all education levels.


Available across the USA

The National Network to End Domestic Violence-great organization with tons of resources and information!
The U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233(SAFE) or TTY 1-800-787-3224.
Call, text or chat Love Is Respect—the U.S. National Teen Dating Violence Helpline: 1-866-331-9474 or TTY 1-866-331-8453, text “loveis” to 77054 or live chat at
The U.S. National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673(HOPE), which automatically connects you to a local U.S. rape crisis program based on the area code of your phone number. Secure, online private chat is available at

Available in Idaho

Start Strong Idaho-Prevention of teen dating violence and Healthy Relationship Education and Information from the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence:
National Family Justice Center Alliance-has links to all existing and developing FJC’s across the United States and Internationally:
Nampa Family Justice Center:
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence:
Idaho Advocates Against Family Violence:

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