Home Wellness Domestic Violence Advocate

Domestic Violence Advocate

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE a PATTERN of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain POWER & CONTROL over an intimate partner.

ABUSE is physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological ACTIONS or THREATS of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.

Domestic Violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together, or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

STAY SAFE, STAY ALIVE. Talk with someone, do not think that you have to go through this alone. There are options. NO ONE DESERVES TO BE HIT OR VERBALLY ABUSED.

Violence was Never our Native Way of Life. You have a right to:

  • Live without fear
  • Be treated with respect
  • Make mistakes, like everyone else
  • Have your needs met
  • Privacy
  • Support & friendship

Children need to know that Violence is NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Children need to know that hurting anyone or anything is wrong. They need to know that they are not the cause of the violence.

NOTHING EVER JUSTIFIES VIOLENCE

Domestic Violence Advocate

Donna R. Belgarde
Domestic Violence Advocate

Email: dbelgarde@uttc.edu
Office: Wellness Rm. 116A
Phone: Ext. 1456