Economic abuse may be taking place if your partner controls your money and other economic resources.For example, withholding money at will and forcing you to beg for the money, putting you on an "allowance," preventing you from finishing your education or from gaining employment, intentionally misusing family resources.
Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, includes a pattern of abusive behaviors used to gain or maintain power and control over one’s partner.California law refers to domestic violence as abuse committed against an adult or minor who is a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or person with whom the suspect has had a child or is having or has had a dating or engagement relationship (PC 13700 (b)).Two federal laws—the Jeanne Clery Act and Title IX—influence campus prevention and response to sexual violence.This webinar highlights how the laws intersect regarding requirements, resources, and options available to campus survivors.Effective safety plans empower victims and can help them reclaim a sense of safety and security.
No Contact Orders (NCOs) can be a key piece of a survivor's safety plan and, when implemented and enforced in conjunction with schedule mapping, are invaluable tools.
Stalking involves willfully, maliciously, and repeatedly follows or harassing another person.
Making credible threats with intent to place other person in reasonable fear for their safety or safety of their immediate family.
This may be by use of hand(s) or other weapons such as a firearm, knife, object (ex. Behavior that threatens, intimidates, undermines your self-worth or self-esteem, or controlling your freedom.
For example, humiliation, controlling what you can or cannot do, deliberating making you feel diminished, isolating you from friends or family, denying you access to money or other basic resources, undermining your self-worth, threatening to harm or kill you, threatening or actual harm to your children, pets or other family members, constant criticism, use of the children against you.
This session addresses the unique challenges of creating a safety plan that meets the specific needs of victims in a campus environment, explores how safety planning for sexual violence can be different than safety planning for domestic violence, and discusses strategies for protecting victim privacy and safety.