Department of Counseling and Wellness Services

Domestic Violence Resources

Standing Against Domestic Violence.
We Are All in This Together.

Did You Know?

  • Intimate Partner Violence is found in greater numbers among young women age 16 to 24. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2001)
  • 32% of college students experience domestic violence. (Youth Violence & Suicide Prevention)
  • 13% of college women were stalked in a 6 to 9 month period (The U.S. Department of Justice, 2000)
  • 52% of sexual assault/rape victims are under the age of 25 (U.S. Department of Justice)

What is Domestic/Dating Violence?

Any threat, intimidation, blame, control, or form of abuse whether verbal, physical, sexual, emotional (verbal), mind games or economic that is committed by a past or present dating partner
Signs I am in an Abusive/Unhealthy Relationship:

Isolated from friends and family Tells you what to wear
Jealous Constantly gives you negative messages
Makes threats to kill you or self Stalking, constantly harassing
Wants to know your schedule all the time Texts, call or email obsessively
Makes threats if you leave Any physical harm
Sexual assault Strangulation
Prior abuse/criminal history Constant emotional changes
Anger issues of abuser Feeling you are not good enough for the person
Fear partner Will not listen to positive supports
Hiding bruises Constant conflict
Scared to leave the relationship Lack of trust/dishonest
No voice in relationship Pleasing the abuser
No privacy No longer have interest in previously enjoyable activities
Low self-esteem Substance Abuse

How Can I Help Myself or a Friend/Peer in an Abusive Relationship

  • In immediate danger, call 911 to receive emergency help
  • You can file a protective order
  • Call Crescent House (504-866-9554) or Metropolitan Center for Women and Children (504-847-5400)
  • Call campus police if experience situation on/near campus at 504-520-7490
  • Call Counseling & Wellness Center on campus at 504-520-7315 or walk in at St. Joseph's Academic and Health Resource Center 2nd floor Suite 202
  • Form a safety plan with someone you trust whether a family member , friend, mentor, etc
  • Document all abuse, take pictures, change number
  • Make sure in a safe place

Helpful Web Resources for Survivors and Peers

Important Contact Numbers

Crescent House 504-866-9554
Metropolitan Center for Women and Children 504-847-5400
New Orleans Family Justice Center 504-592-4005
Louisiana Domestic Violence Hotline 1-888-411-1333

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