Intimate Partner Violence
Intimate partner violence (IPV) refers to behavior within an intimate relationship that causes physical, sexual or psychological harm, including acts of physical aggression, sexual coercion, psychological abuse and controlling behaviours. This includes violence by both current and former spouses and partners. Check out some additional resources for IPV below.
Sexual assault is any forced or coerced sexual activity, such as unwanted touching, committed against a person’s will or without consent. Check out some additional resources for sexual violence below.
Domestic and sexual violence affect every community. Members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community may face additional challenges due to systems of inequality and discrimination. Check out a couple of resources below for 2SLGBTQ+ community members.
Supporting healthy, nonviolent relationships could reduce TDV and prevent its harmful, long-lasting effects on individuals, their families, and their communities. During the pre-teen and teen years, it is critical for youth to begin learning skills to create and maintain healthy relationships, including managing feelings and communicating in a healthy way.
Men and boys who have been sexually assaulted or abused may have many of the same feelings and reactions as other survivors of sexual assault, but they may also face some additional challenges because of social attitudes and stereotypes about men and masculinity. Check out some resources for male survivors below.
Stalking is a crime in Oklahoma and is course of conduct composed of a series of two or more separate acts over a period of time, however short, evidencing a continuity of purpose or unconsented contact with a person that is initiated or continued without the consent of the individual or in disregard of the expressed desire of the individual that the contact be avoided or discontinued.
University of Oklahoma
The University of Oklahoma is the largest college in our service area. Sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and harassment have too much prevalence on college campuses. Here is a resource we reccomend at OU.