October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Clothesline Project Display

  • October 12th, 2016: Sidney, Iowa
  • October 19th, 2016: Shenandoah, Iowa
  • October 26th, 2016: Clarinda, Iowa

All displays start at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The clothesline project is a t-shirt display made from victims of past abuse.

View the flier for this event.

Warning Signs of Domestic Violence

Jealousy and controlling behaviors
Quick involvement in relationship
Unrealistic expectations
Isolating the victim from friends and family
Blames others for problems and feelings
Hypersensitivity
Cruelty to children and animals
Forceful sex
Verbal abuse
Rigid Sex Roles
Past battering
Threats of violence
Breaking objects
Controls money

Are you in an Unsafe Relationship?

Safety planning is vital in protecting yourself. Here are a few ideas to have accessible in your safety plan:
A secret copy of car keys
Avoid rooms with only one exit
Protection Order
Important phone numbers
Build a support system
Be aware of weapons in home
Put together a bag with important items like license and birth certificate
Always make sure your car is full of fuel
Contact local domestic violence programs frequently to review options

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