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


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


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'Äôs 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

Domestic Violence: How to Get Help When You Are Scared Of The Consequences - (101 Great Sources for Domestic Violence Prevention under the Heading: Helpful Resources for Survivors and Peers)
College Campus Awareness (Helping End Violence)
Domestic Violence Awareness (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) (National Domestic Violence Hotline) (Family Justice Center Alliance)
Men Committed to Ending Domestic Violence
(A Call to Men Committed to Ending Violence Against Women)
Healthy Relationships (Facts, Warning Signs, Get Help)
Teen Dating Violence (Choose Respect)
Sexual Assault (Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault) (Rape, Abuse, and Incest Network)

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

Hopeline Domestic Violence Community Outreach: How You Can Help
PDF Link.

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