Is this abuse?
Abuse is a pattern of behavior used by one person to maintain power and control over the other.
Abuse can affect anyone regardless of age, race, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or nationality. In the United States, a person becomes the victim of sexual assault, physical violence, or stalking by their intimate partner every 24 minutes. This is more than 12 million women and men every year.
Sometimes it can be hard to know whether or not you are in an abusive situation. Abuse can include physical abuse, verbal or emotional abuse (including threats), financial abuse, sexual abuse, and stalking.
If you think you might be in an abusive relationship or situation, click the button below to take a quiz about your situation.
To learn more about different kinds of abuse, click the buttons below:
Domestic Violence Human Trafficking
Child Abuse Sexual Assault Elder Abuse
To learn more about your level of risk in your siutation, watch our High Risk Indicators Video here (English & Spanish):
If you think that you are in an abusive relationship, look at our safety planning page for ways to increase your safety and our Other Help in Nashville page for community support.