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Department of Public Safety Domestic Violence Training
Subject Training The Department of Public Safety and Sinclair Police take pride in maintaining a safe campus for staff, faculty, students and visitors. This Power. Point© presentation is part of the department’s on -going program to provide informative training that the campus community may study and learn from. Sinclair Police officers that patrol the campus are available to answer any questions. In addition, the Sinclair Police Speaker’s Bureau can provide an officer to speak to any campus group by contacting the department at (937) 512 -2700.
Domestic Violence: What Is It? • Domestic and Family Violence is an abuse of power perpetrated mainly (but not only) by men against women in a relationship or after separation. • It occurs when one partner attempts to physically and/or psychologically dominate and control the other.
Domestic Violence: What Is It? Ø Physical abuse: Kicking, slapping, hitting, punching, pushing, pulling, choking and property damage. Ø Emotional abuse: Jealously, anger, intimidation, controlling, neglect, humiliation, threats, isolation and verbal abuse. Ø Social Abuse: Being stopped from meeting or seeing friends or family, not allowed to leave the home and/or being stalked.
Domestic Violence: What Is It? Ø Sexual abuse: Forcing and coercing sexual acts, rape and having sex without wanting to. Ø Economic Abuse: Controlling access to money and other resources, forced to live without money.
Domestic Violence: Myth VS Truth • Myth: Domestic and Family violence only occurs in working or poorer families. • Truth: Domestic and family violence happens in all communities, from all social and cultural groupings. • Myth: Violent men cannot control themselves, their behaviour is “out of their control” • Truth: If men cannot control their violent behaviours then they would try to dominate and control everybody including their bosses, their work friends and all other people they come into contact with. • Myth: Women enjoy being abused, otherwise they would leave the situation. • Truth: There are many reasons why women do not leave violent situations. They fear social isolation, community stigma and financial problems. Also after long-term abuse, their self esteem is very low and they do not have the support systems to build their confidence.
Domestic Violence: Myth VS Truth • Myth: Loving caring partners do not use violence. • Truth: Violence can happen even in the most loving and caring relationships. • Myth: Only small numbers of women have experienced domestic & family violence. • Truth: one in three to five women will experience domestic & family violence. • Myth: Alcohol and stress are to blame for domestic violence. • Truth: Alcohol and stress are not an excuse for domestic violence, it only acts as a excuse. It is up to the person who commits domestic violence to accept responsibility.
Domestic Violence: Myth VS Truth • • Myth: Domestic Violence is rarely spoken about, it is a private family matter. Truth: Domestic Violence is a crime. It is not part of any relationship. • Myth: Domestic Violence only happens where there is unemployment and poverty in the family. Truth: Women from all backgrounds, all ages, all cultures, employed and unemployed are likely to be victims of domestic violence. • • • Myth: Women know their rights and can leave the situation if they want to. Truth: A strong sense of silence and secrecy often go with Domestic Violence. Women fear speaking out. The violence causes low self-esteem and no one wants their family to break up. Most women hope the violence will stop. • • Myth: Some women provoke violence and they are part of the problem. Truth: No family deserves violence, dealing with problems in ways that don’t involve violence is the key, not blaming the victim.
Domestic Violence: Causes & Excuses Ø Financial pressure on the family causing stress. Ø Drug & alcohol abuse by one or more family members. Ø Gambling by either partner. Ø Abuse within extended families, generational abuse. Ø Typical and acceptable “male” behaviour. Ø Culturally acceptable behaviour.
Domestic Violence: Causes & Excuses Ø Financial pressure: in particular the financial pressure of supporting relatives in the home country and the pressure of unemployment. Ø Gambling. Ø Changes in women’s attitudes, expectation and roles. Ø Relationship difficulties, including issues relating to children, which were seen to put pressure on relationships that may lead to Domestic Violence. Ø Cultural differences, in the context of mixed marriages. Ø Provocation from women experiencing the freedom of women's rights.
Domestic Violence: Indicators Ø Physical injuries, including broken bones, no explanation for injuries. Ø Threats to safety, intimidation or harassment. Ø Current or previous police involvements. Ø Feelings of sadness or depression, low self esteem. Ø Difficulty in concentration or focus. Ø Being denied access to funds or resources and/or repeated requests for financial assistance.
Domestic Violence: Indicators Ø Over protective of children and avoidance of discussing children. Ø Current or previous separation in the relationship. Ø Extensive use of medications. Ø Lack of self esteem or self confidence. Ø Problems with sleep & sleeplessness. Ø Nervous or withdrawn behaviours.
Domestic Violence: Indicators Ø Aggressive behaviours or language. Ø Isolation from friends, family & community. Ø Medical or psychosomatic illness, such as headaches or stomach problems, frequent visits to hospital or doctor. Ø Eating disorders. Ø Difficulty with friendships.
Domestic Violence: If You Need Help Ø If on campus dial 9 -1 -1 from any campus phone if the incident is in the process of occurring. Ø If on any campus, contact Sinclair Police at 937 -512 -2700 for immediate assistance, to file a report or to get questions answered. Ø If off-campus dial 9 -1 -1 if the incident is in the process of occurring. Ø Contact your local police department for immediate assistance, to file a report or to get questions answered.
On-Campus Resources for Students Campus Ministry - (937) 512 -2768 Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator (937) 512 -4294 Counseling Services: (937) 512 -2752 Sinclair Police: (937) 512 -2700 Resources for Employees Chief Diversity Officer/Title IX Coordinator (937) 512 -4294 Employee Care (full-time employees): (937) 208 -6626 or 1 -800 -628 -9343 Sinclair Police: (937) 512 -2700
Off-Campus Resources Montgomery County Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence, Dayton Phone: 937 -461 -HELP (4357) www. artemiscenter. org Services offered include crisis intervention, court advocacy and crime victim compensation assistance. Dayton Children’s Hospital, Dayton Services offered are strictly for children and adolescents and include sexual assa examinations. Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton Services offered include sexual assault examinations, STI prevention treatment a 24 hour care.
Off-Campus Resources Montgomery County – continued Victim/Witness Division / City of Dayton Prosecutor’s Office (for misdemeanors only) (937) 333 -4100 ADD MISSING LISTINGS
Off-Campus Resources Preble County Butler County Rape Crisis Program, Oxford Hotline: (513) 523 -4149 Phone: (513) 523 -4146 Services offered include hospital advocacy, SART participant, police advocacy, court advocacy, protection order assistance, victim compensation assistance, support groups and counseling.
Off-Campus Resources Preble County – continued Preble County DV Shelter Hotline: (937) 456 -5307 Services offered include protective temporary emergency shelter for women and their children in life-threatening situations, case management and referrals for legal and human services, support groups for women in the community and shelter clients who have left battering relationships, 30 -60 day emergency housing for women, including meals, case management, basic skills and other supportive services.
Off-Campus Resources Preble County - continued Victim Witness Services Division of the Warren County Prosecutor's Office (937) 456 -8156 Services offered include 24 hour advocacy to victims of crime and their families 365 days a year, assist in obtaining Civil Protection Orders (CPOs), act as a liaison between victims and prosecuting attorneys, keep victims informed of court dates and case developments and offer emotional support to victims and their families throughout the Court process.
Off-Campus Resources Warren County Abuse and Rape Crisis Shelter of Warren County (513) 695 -1185 www. arcshelter. com Services offered include hospital advocacy, SANE program, SART participant, police advocacy, court advocacy, protection order assistance, victim compensation assistance, case management, support groups, survivor needs kits and prevention education.
Off-Campus Resources Warren County - continued Victim Witness Services Division of the Warren County Prosecutor's Office 513 -695 -1325 Services offered include 24 -hour response to law enforcement requests for intervention and assistance, court advocacy, escorts and support during all stages of the criminal justice process, assistance in completing a Victim Impact Statement, assistance with VINE registration/State Victim Notification Program, referrals to appropriate social service agencies, notification and explanation of all court proceedings and Victims of Crime Compensation application assistance.