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Abusive behavior used to gain power and control over another

aka:  intimate partner violence/abuse, domestic abuse, dating violence, spousal abuse

Stalking and cyber-bullying are also forms of domestic violence

Aggressor & victim must be in one of the following relationships:

       -current or former spouses;

       -parent or parents of a child;

       -current or former household member, and/or

       -current or former couples in dating or engagement relationship

Abuse types – physical, sexual, emotional, economic, psychological

Occurs in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships

Both men and women can become victims

Domestic violence is not always physical abuse

The victim is not to blame for the abuse

Domestic violence is not a private family matter, it is a crime! 
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Sexual violence refers to crimes of sexual assault, rape and sexual abuse.

Sexual assault is forced or coerced sexual contact or behavior without consent, no matter whom it is from or with.

The Alabama Age of Consent is 16 years old

Sexual assault includes rape, attempted rape, child molestation, incest & sexual harassment or threats.

Sexual assault includes words and actions

Sex without consent isn’t sex, it’s sexual assault.

Consent is a clear “yes” to sexual activity.

Victims often know the person who sexually assaulted them

Abuser can be family members, friends, romantic partners, other trusted individuals or strangers

Men, women and children can become victims

Sexual assault is often not reported

Victims are never to blame 
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Child abuse is harm or threatened harm to a child’s health or welfare

Child abuse is physical maltreatment or sexual molestation of a child

Child maltreatment refers to any non-accidental behavior by parents, caregivers, other adults or older adolescents

Any sexual behavior between a child under the age of consent and an adult is abusive

Child neglect is negligent treatment or maltreatment of a child

Child maltreatment is commonly divided into five categories:

Physical abuse; Emotional maltreatment; Neglect;  Sexual abuse; and Exposure to family violence

Alabama Age of Consent is 16-years old

Age of consent is the minimum age which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity.

In Alabama, sexual activity with individuals aged 15 or younger may result in prosecution for statutory rape

78% of perpetrators of child maltreatment were parents or others close to the family 
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Elder – persons 60 or older

Types of abuse – physical, emotional, sexual, neglect/abandonment, financial exploitation

Most common form of elder abuse is financial exploitation

Failure of a caregiver to satisfy an elder’s basic needs or to protect an elder from harm is abuse

Perpetrators include children, other family members, spouses, staff at nursing homes, assisted living & other facilities.

Family members are the most common perpetrators

Most elder abuse cases are not reported

Persons with disabilities or dementia are at greater risk for elder abuse

Isolation is a risk factor for elder abuse

Elder abuse most often takes place in the home where the senior lives.

Most victims are dependent on their abuse for basic needs. 
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530 S. Lawrence Street | Montgomery, AL   36104
Phone: 334.262.7378 | Fax: 334.263.3525 

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00am – 5:00pm
Closed all State holidays.

Additional Assistance
ACADV Crisis Hotline 1.800.650.6522
STAR 24-Hour Crisis Line 334.213.1227

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