- Have low self-esteem
- Have poor coping skills
- Need to feel superior
- Have poor communication skills
- Have grown up in violent homes
Why a Person being Abused Stays...
- FEAR - Leaving may provoke worse violence
- SHAME - Feeling like a failure and to blame for
- HOPE - That the abuser will change
- ISOLATION - No job, money, friends or family support
Without help abuse will increase!
Are you in a violent, abusive situation?
Does your partner:
- Ignore your feelings?
- Ridicule or insult your most valued beliefs, your
religion, race, heritage or class?
- Withold approval, appreciation or affection as punishment?
- Continually criticize you, call you names, shout
- Humiliate you in private or public?
- Make all decisions for you, control you?
- Manipulate you with lies and contradictions?
- Ever doubt your own judgement?
- Develop fears of doing the 'wrong' thing?
- See others less and less frequently?
- Feel less confident and more depressed?
Does your Partner:
- Push or shove you?
- Hold you and keep you from leaving?
- Slap or bite you?
- Kick or choke you?
- Throw objects at you?
- Lock you out of your house or car?
- Threaten to hurt you with a weapon?
- Refuse to help you when you are sick?
- Feel fearful of the next assault?
- Wonder if it will be worse the next time?
Does your partner:
- Insist on unwanted or uncomfortable touching?
- Force unwanted sex acts?
- Call you sexual names like 'whore' or 'frigid'?
- Feel sexually ashamed or humiliated, or believe
that no-one else would want you sexually?
Hutchinson County Crisis Center is dedicated
to ending the cycle of violence. To that end we provide
- Safe residence for women, men and children in crisis.
- Assistance in obtaining housing, employment, education,
clothing, food, household items and transportation
- Advocacy & accompaniment through medical, legal
and the judicial system
- Coordination of sevice with other helping agencies
- Support group adult/teen/child
- Interactive listening
- Follow up and walk-in peer counseling
- Parenting skills training
- Life skills
- Children's curriculum, schools, daycare, group
- Crime victims compensation assistance
- Community education and prevention
- Structured education Kindergarten through college
The volunteers, employees and Board of Directors
of the Hutchinson County Crisis Center affirm that each
person in an abusive situation has the right to:
- Not be abused
- Address the anger over past abuse
- Choose to change the situation
- Freedom from fear of abuse
- Request and expect assistance from the criminal
justice system and social service agencies
- Share feelings and not be isolated from others
- Want a better role model for the children in the
- Be treated like an adult
- Leave the battering environment
- Legally procecute the abuser
- Respect of her/his own value system
- Have her/his spiritual needs acknowledged and respected
- Joy and peace in daily living
We want to help. Pass it on...
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