Violence Prevention Project

Domestic Violence/ Dating Violence

What is Domestic Violence/Intimate PartnerDating Violence Abuse?

Relationship abuse involves the use of intimidation and/or force by one person in a relationship over the other. It can include any form of verbal, emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse or violence, and occurs in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships. In an abusive relationship it is not unusual for the abuser to express remorse after a violent outburst and then ask forgiveness, promising that "it will never happen again." Unfortunately, it usually does.

What Can I Do to Help?

Remember, you can't "fix" the situation for your friend. But here are some things you can do that are helpful for both of you:

Contact Us

Our office is located in the Nigh University Center, Room 402. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. If this is an urgent situation or you need more immediate assistance, please call 911 or the UCO Police at 405-974-2345 or contact one of our community resources.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have and assist you in any way that is comfortable to you. We maintain a high level of confidentiality!


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