|One in four women will experience domestic violence.|
Know the signs of an abusive relationship and spread the word:
- Exerting strict control (financial, social and/or appearance).
- Needing constant contact including excessive texts and calls.
- Emotional abuse including insulting a partner in front of other people.
- Extreme jealousy.
- Showing fear around a partner.
- Isolation from family and friends.
- Frequent canceling of plans at the last minute.
- Unexplained injuries or explanations that don’t quite add up.
IDHS also maintains a list of Domestic Violence agencies by Illinois communities as does the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Break the silence. End the abuse.