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Threats and Intimidation

  • Threatening to harm the survivor, the children, family members and pets with or without a weapon
  • Using physical size to intimidate
  • Shouting

Abusing Trust

  • Lying, breaking promises
  • Withholding important information
  • Being unfaithful, being very jealous.

Economic Control

  • Not paying bills
  • Refusing to give the survivor money
  • Not letting the survivor work
  • Interfering with the survivors job
  • Not allowing the survivor to learn a skill
  • Refusing to work & support the family
  • Prohibiting the survivor from going to school


  • Following or stalking
  • Embarrassing the survivor in public
  • Constantly checking up on the survivor
  • Refusing to leave when asked

Sexual Abuse

  • Services for victims of sexual assault (other than TRO’s and shelter) are provided by the Oasis Sexual Violence Program. Ph: 337.494.RAPE (337.494.7273)
    Toll Free Ph: 800.223.8066

(All the above are form of sexual assault)


  • Making it hard for the survivor to see friends and family
  • Monitoring phone calls, reading mail
  • Controlling where the survivor goes
  • Taking the survivor’s car keys
  • Checking mileage on survivor’s car
  • Destroying survivor’s passport

Verbal Abuse

  • Constant Criticism
  • Name Calling
  • Humiliating remarks
  • Yelling
  • Swearing
  • Mocking

Physical Abuse

  • Hitting
  • Beating
  • Strangling
  • Kicking
  • Slapping
  • Punching
  • Pushing

What Can I Do
If I am Experiencing Domestic Abuse

  • Choose a safe place to go if an argument occurs
  • Avoid rooms with no exits or rooms with weapons
  • Prepare and memorize a list of safe phone numbers
  • Have a code word so family and friends know when assistance is needed
  • Keep a purse or bag with money and important documents in a safe, easily accessible place in case the need to leave quickly arises

How Can I Help
Someone I think is being Abused

  • Listen to what they tell you
  • Believe him/her
  • Help him/her to see and build on strengths
  • Validate that person’s feelings
  • Avoid blaming the victim
  • Suggest he/she call a domestic violence hot-line or shelter for more information or help
  • Support the victim’s decisions
  • Tell them that everyone deserves a life free of violence and abuse.


To schedule safety training or awareness meetings for your school, business or organization please call the Outreach Co-Ordinator at (337) 616-8418. We offer a variety of programs to fit your needs!