Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence occurs when an individual establishes and maintains power and control over their intimate partner. There are many forms of abuse including physical, sexual, emotional, and financial abuse.

Get the Facts and learn more about domestic violence.

Warning Signs that Your Partner May Be Abusive
Often, but not always, warning signs or “red flags” may occur that could indicate that a person is abusive.

Why does she stay?
A common question, that is so often misunderstood, is to ask victims of domestic violence, “why don’t you just leave?” First, we need to ask why the abuser isn’t stopping his behaviors, as he is the one being abusive. Next, there are many barriers and factors that a victim must contemplate in deciding whether to leave or stay in an abusive relationship.

Are You In a Healthy Relationship?
Equality Wheel
Or Is Your Relationship Based on Power and Control?
Power & Control Wheel

Is He Changing?
Often, survivors want to know how to tell if their abusive partner is changing. Learn more about issues to consider.

Male Survivors of Domestic Violence
Although females are the largest population of victims of domestic violence, it is important not to overlook the fact that males are also victims of domestic violence. Read more…

When Men Murder Women Analysis
A yearly report prepared by the Violence Policy Center that describes the reality of homicides against females. Read When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2010 Homocide Data.

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Rural Nebraska

Advocates in Nebraska are continually faced with the challenge of reaching underserved victims/survivors  of domestic violence, sexual assault and dating violence in rural areas.  It is difficult to achieve effective advocacy  when the presenting needs of victims/survivors are exacerbated by challenges of service accessibility due to rural isolation and lack of resources. Find more information on Rural Domestic Violence Issues here.

Domestic Violence Counts: Census 2012 Report

For the seventh consecutive year, NNEDV conducted a one-day, unduplicated count of adults and children seeking domestic violence services in the U.S. on September 12, 2012.  This annual census documents the number of individuals who sought services in a single 24-hour period, as well as the types of services requested, the number of service requests that went unmet because of lack of resources, and the issues and barriers that domestic violence programs face as they strive to provide services to victims of domestic violence.

The full Domestic Violence Counts 2012 report, along with a one-page national summary (in both English and Spanish) and individual state and territory summaries, is available here: Domestic Violence Census 2012

Internet and Computer Safety
There are hundreds of ways that computers record everything you do on the computer and on the Internet. If you are in danger, read more about ways to enhance your safety on your computer and the internet.

Get Help

Click here to find your local domestic violence program.
Click here for ‘How to Help’ page with information for friends, family, teachers, coaches, mentors, and significant others.


Click here for a list of links about domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Click here for DVAM materials, event suggestions, sample proclamations, links, etc.

BIP – Batter Intervention Program information

 For information relating to BIP Programs, Standards and Trainings

Turning Points: A Nonviolence Curriculum for Women

Housing & Domestic Violence

National legal resources for those facing housing issues related to domestic violence

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