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MYTH: ALCOHOL ABUSE CAUSES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

FACT: Although there is a high correlation between alcohol, or other substance abuse, and domestic violence, it is not the cause.
Domestic Violence impacts everyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or religion. 

It is defined as a systematic pattern of CONTROLLING, COERCIVE and VIOLENT behavior intended to PUNISH, ABUSE and ultimately CONTROL the thoughts, beliefs, and actions of others. 

This may include physical abuse, emotional abuse, economic abuse, and sexual abuse.


Domestic violance and cycle of abuse

Resources
Are you being abused? (Checklist)
Safety Plan (Personalize your own)
Are you in danger?
Survivors Handbook
Power and Control Wheel
Transition: Leaving an Abusive Relationship
How to Help a Friend

WAVI provides individuals, men and women, with an opportunity to discover personal strengths, identify options, and experience empowerment. 
WAVI provides several types of services to assist victims of domestic violence and the support and resources to make healthy choices. 

Comprehensive case management support services include:

  • Emergency shelter - WAVI provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in a safe facility with trained staff and volunteers.
  • 24-hour crisis line - Trained advocates are available to provide emotional support, information, and encouragement.
  • Case Management - WAVI Case Managers assess client's needs and assist with the personalization a safety plan and an action plan.
  • Emergency Room response - WAVI volunteers and staff respond 24 hours a day to the emergency room for support of victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
  • Referral network - WAVI assists with community referrals, such as: housing, education, daycare, employment, medical needs, clothing vouchers, legal assistance, and counseling.
  • Legal and court advocacy - WAVI provides assistance with filing temporary protection orders, stalking orders, as well as accompaniment to court proceedings and interviews with law enforcement.
  • Community Education - WAVI presents education and prevention programs to community agencies, civic organizations and area schools.
  • Support Groups WAVI holds weekly support groups for survivors of domestic violence. Meetings are held on Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Childcare is provided with advance notice. Please call (605) 341-3292 to speak with a case manager before attending.
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