Red Flags

Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence

For You:

  • Feeling afraid of your partner
  • Feeling you don’t do anything right
  • Feeling embarrassed by your partner’s behavior
  • Believe that you deserve what you’re getting
  • Avoid topics out of fear of your partner
  • Feeling tied down
  • Feeling if you love your partner enough the relationship will get better
  • Crying a lot, depressed, unhappy

Does Your Partner:

  • Humiliate, criticize or yell at you or others
  • Blame you for their behavior
  • Threaten or harm you, your kids or pets
  • Force you to have sex
  • Act jealous and possessive
  • Keep you from seeing friends and/or family
  • Limit your ability to get a job, go to school, access money or necessities
  • Constantly check on you: call, text, etc.
  • Threaten to kill themselves if you leave
  • Abuse alcohol or other drugs
  • History of trouble with the law, fights, breaking/destroying property
  • Abuses other family members: parents, siblings, pets, etc.
  • Cheats or has lots of other partners
  • Accuses you of flirting with others
  • Ignores you when you’re expressing your feelings, beliefs, or needs
  • Tells you how to dress/act

Mood swings For Your Friend:

  • Frequent injuries from accidents, in odd places, or injuries they can’t explain
  • Suddenly misses work, school, or cancels plans
  • Receives frequent phone calls from their partner
  • Fear their partner, refer to partner’s behavior
  • Lacks assertiveness or is very submissive
  • Isolated, hard to contact, doesn’t contact you, other friend, or family
  • Insufficient resources: money, credit cards, transportation, etc.
  • Their partner calls your friend names and puts them down in front of others
  • Partner acts jealous when your friend talks to members of the opposite sex
  • You’ve seen their partner lose their temper or get violent when they are with others
  • Is always worried about their partner
  • Giving up things that used to be important to them
  • Weight, appearance, grades, etc changed dramatically
  • Changes in daily rituals
  • Stopped hobbies
  • Excessive amount of time in contact or with their partner

*Information from Red Flag Campaign; Safe Place

Sexual Abuse Abuser:

  • Extremely over protective
  • Overly interested in the Child’s social or sexual life
  • Acts jealous of the child
  • Refers to the child in sexual ways
  • Unusual interest in the child or children in general
  • Has child-friendly toys, books, movies, etc, but has no children
  • Systematic and prolonged access to children
  • Finds a way to legitimize contact with children
  • Befriends children’s parents to gain access Children:
  • Preoccupied with sex play
  • Sexually acts out toward other children, exposes genitals frequently
  • Unusual amount of masturbation
  • Unusual sexual behavior with inanimate objects, mimicking with dolls or toys
  • Withdrawn
  • Extreme changes in grades: A-Student to C,D,F Low-grade student to A’s and B’s
  • Aggression
  • Bed Wetting
  • Terror, phobias, unusual fears
  • Changes in appetite

Elder Abuse Physical/Personal signs:

  • Bruises, welts, cuts, scalp soreness, burns, bed sores
  • Injuries not in locations normally associated with a fall inside of limbs, throat, buttocks
  • Symptoms of over or under medication
  • Sprains, dislocation, bone injuries
  • Broken or missing eyeglasses, false teeth, hearing aids, etc.
  • Withdrawal
  • Looks to a caregiver before answering, doesn’t speak in their presence
  • Isolated
  • Self-blame
  • Provides implausible or inconsistent explanations – Fear

Environmental/Financial signs:

  • Strong odor of urine/feces
  • Lack of utilities
  • Spoiled food
  • Uncared for pets
  • Rodent or insect infestation
  • Unexplained or sudden inability to pay bills, money withdrawals
  • Disparity between assets and living conditions
  • Extraordinary interest by caregiver (family member) in their assets.

Our Services Include:

Education and Outreach

Education and Outreach

A key part of our mission is coordinating a sustained effort to reduce domestic violence through education and outreach.

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelter

We can provide a safe place for victims and their children when they have nowhere else to go.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Support groups provide assistance for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Hospital Accompaniment

Hospital Accompaniment

Trained volunteers respond to area hospital emergency rooms to provide advocacy and support to individuals who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.

24-hour Crisis Line

24-hour Crisis Line

1-866-841-6229 TTY & Language Line Interpretive services available

Court Advocacy

Court Advocacy

Provides a specialized advocate to assist victims of domestic violence as they proceed through the criminal justice system.

Partners

CONFIDENTIAL

Conversations with Crisis Line volunteers and advocates are protected under NH confidentiality statute 173C. This means that information shared during a crisis line call or one-on-one conversations with "on-duty" advocates cannot be disclosed without your written consent. The only exceptions to confidentiality is in regards to abuse of a child or abuse of an incapacitated adult.
Services are provided regardless of gender, age, health status, HIV status, physical mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, socio-economic status, race, national origin, immigration status, religious or political affiliation.