Domestic Violence

Developed by Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence


Domestic violence (battering) is a pattern of abusive and coercive behavior used to gain dominance, power, and control over an intimate partner. It includes the use of illegal and legal behaviors and tactics that undermine the victim’s sense of self, free will, and safety. Battering behavior can impact other family members and can be used in other family relationships.

Domestic violence crosses all class, race, lifestyle, and religious lines. The only clear distinction is gender. Most victims of domestic violence are women, and most perpetrators of domestic violence are men. According to the National Institute of Justice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, women are at significantly greater risk of domestic violence than men. Approximately 1 in 4 women in the U.S. have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime. Many academic leaders have identified domestic violence as a major criminal justice, health care, and social issue.

Signs of Domestic Violence

Perpetrators of domestic violence (batterers) use a combination of the following tactics to gain and maintain dominance, power, and control over the victim. Batterers make a choice to use control tactics and violence, including when the violence occurs and the amount of injury inflicted by their acts. Batterers bear sole responsibility for their actions.

Physical violence: Pushing; grabbing; shoving; restraining; kicking; spitting; biting; pulling hair; pinching; hitting; punching; slapping; strangling (choking); cutting; stabbing

Sexual violence: Unwanted touching or fondling; forced sexual contact; rape; accusing her of being unfaithful; humiliating or objectifying her body; restricting her access to reproductive health care; forcing her to engage in unwanted sex acts; threatening to have sex with someone else; coercing her into having sex

Coercion and threats: Making or carrying out threats to do something to hurt her; threatening to leave her, to commit suicide, to report her to welfare, to have her deported or report her to immigration authorities; making her drop charges or not testify; making her do illegal things

Intimidation: Making her afraid by using looks, actions, gestures; destroying her property; abusing pets; displaying weapons

Emotional abuse: Putting her down; calling her names; making her think she’s crazy; playing mind games; humiliating her; making her feel bad about herself; making her feel guilty

Isolation: Controlling what she does, who she sees and talks to, what she reads, where she goes; limiting her outside involvement; using jealousy to justify actions; withholding important documents (immigration paperwork, birth certificates, social security cards)

Using children: Making her feel guilty about the children; using the children to relay messages; using visitation to harass her; threatening to take the children away, to fight for custody, to harm the children; undermining her parenting; teaching the children to treat her with disrespect

Economic abuse: Preventing her from getting or keeping a job; making her ask for money; giving her an allowance; taking her money; not letting her know about or have access to family income

Male privilege/entitlement: Treating her like a servant; making all the big decisions; making all the rules; adhering to strict gender roles and being the one to define men’s and women’s roles

Minimizing, denying, blaming: Making light of the abuse and not taking her concerns about it seriously; saying the abuse didn’t happen; shifting responsibility for abusive behavior; saying she caused the abuse; claiming to be the “real” victim

Considerations for Safety Planning

  • Threats to severely injure or kill her or her children if she leaves
  • Batterer promises that he will change
  • Access to transportation
  • Access to communication with friends and family
  • Access to a “safe” place in her home
  • Access to resources and supports
  • Access to affordable housing
  • Access to economic resources
  • Workplace safety (getting to and from work, safety while at work)
  • Cultural, social, or religious beliefs about marriage, families, and children
  • Concerns related to parenting
  • Immigration issues

For support, contact:

The sexual and domestic violence program nearest you, (from "Kansas Sexual and Domestic Violence Programs and Crisis Numbers by City" or "Kansas Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Map" below) or call:

Kansas Crisis Hotline
1-888-END-ABUSE

(1-888-363-2287)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE

(1-800-799-7233)


Safety Planning

Safety planning helps develop tools in advance of potentially dangerous situations.


Supporting a Victim of Domestic Violence

Learn how you can support a victim of domestic violence.

Kansas Sexual and Domestic Violence Programs and Crisis Numbers by City

City: Atchison
Program Name: DoVES
Counties Served: Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Nemaha
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Crisis Hotline Number: 913-367-0363

City: Dodge City
Program Name: Crisis Center of Dodge City
Counties Served: Clark, Ford, Gray, Hodgeman, Meade
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://dodgecitycrisiscenter.com
Crisis Hotline Number: 620-225-6510 or 1-866-270-2270

City: El Dorado
Program Name: Family Life Center Safe House
Counties Served: Butler
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/flcsafehouse/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-870-6967 or 316-321-7104

City: Emporia
Program Name: SOS, Inc.
Counties Served: Chase, Coffey, Greenwood, Lyon, Morris, Osage
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://soskansas.com/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-825-1295 or 620-342-1870

City: Garden City
Program Name: Family Crisis Services
Counties Served: Finney, Greeley, Hamilton, Kearny, Lane, Scott, Wichita
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.familycrisisservices.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 620-275-5911

City: Great Bend
Program Name: Family Crisis Center, Inc.
Counties Served: Barber, Barton, Comanche, Edwards, Kiowa, Ness, Pawnee, Pratt, Rush, Stafford
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.familycrisiscntr.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 866-792-1885 or 620-792-1885

City: Hays
Program Name: Options: Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, Inc.
Counties Served: Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Logan, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, Wallace
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.help4abuse.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-794-4624 or 785-625-3055

City: Hutchinson
Program Name: Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center
Counties Served: Harper, Kingman, Marion, McPherson, Reno, Rice
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.sadvchutch.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-701-3630 or 620-663-2522

City: Iola
Program Name: Hope Unlimited
Counties Served: Allen, Anderson, Neosho, Woodson
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.hope-unlimited.org/index.html
Crisis Hotline Number: 620-365-7566

City: Kansas City
Program Name: Friends of Yates - Della Gill/Joyce H. Williams Center
Counties Served: Wyandotte
Services: Domestic Violence
Website: http://www.friendsofyates.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 913-321-0951

City: Kansas City
Program Name: SAFEHOME
Counties Served: Johnson, Miami
Services: Domestic Violence
Website: http://www.safehome-ks.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 888-432-4300 or 913-262-2868

City: Kansas City
Program Name: MOCSA
Counties Served: Johnson, Miami, Wyandotte
Services: Sexual Assault
Website: http://mocsa.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 913-642-0233 or 816-531-0233

City: Kansas City
Program Name: El Centro, Inc. ¡Si Se Puede!
Counties Served: Johnson, Miami, Wyandotte
Services: Domestic Violence
Website: http://www.elcentroinc.com/
Crisis Hotline Number: 913-677-0100

City: Kansas City
Program Name: Kansas City Anti-Violence Project (LGBT services)
Counties Served: Johnson, Miami, Wyandotte
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.kcavp.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 816-561-0550

City: Lawrence
Program Name: The Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center
Counties Served: Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson
Services: Sexual Assault
Website: http://stacarecenter.org
Crisis Hotline Number: 785-843-8985

City: Lawrence
Program Name: The Willow Domestic Violence Center
Counties Served: Douglas, Franklin, Jefferson
Services: Domestic Violence
Website: http://www.willowdvcenter.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-770-3030 or 785-843-3333

City: Leavenworth
Program Name: Alliance Against Family Violence
Counties Served: Leavenworth
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.aafv.net/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-644-1441 or 913-682-9131

City: Liberal
Program Name: LARC/DVS, Inc.
Counties Served: Grant, Haskell, Morton, Seward, Stanton, Stevens
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.larcdvs.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 888-417-7273 or 620-624-8818

City: Manhattan
Program Name:The Crisis Center, Inc.
Counties Served: Clay, Geary, Marshall, Pottawatomie, Riley
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.thecrisiscenterinc.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-727-2785 or 785-539-2785

City: Mayetta
Program Name: Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation - Tribal Victims Services Program
Counties Served: Tribal Members of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.pbpindiantribe.com/social-services.aspx
Crisis Hotline Number: 866-966-0173 or 785-966-8330

City: Newton
Program Name: Harvey County DV/SA Task Force
Counties Served: Harvey, Marion, McPherson
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: https://www.facebook.com/harveycodvsa/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-487-0510 or 316-283-0350

City: Pittsburg
Program Name: Safehouse Crisis Center, Inc.
Counties Served: Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Wilson
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.safehousecrisiscenter.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-794-9148 or 620-231-8251

City: Salina
Program Name:Domestic Violence Assoc. of Central Kansas
Counties Served: Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Ottawa, Republic, Saline, Washington
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.dvack.org/
Crisis Hotline Number: 800-874-1499 or 785-827-5862

City: Topeka
Program Name: YWCA Center for Safety and Empowerment
Counties Served: Jackson, Shawnee, Wabaunsee
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Website: http://www.ywcaneks.org
Crisis Hotline Number: 888-822-2983 or 785-354-7927

City: Wichita
Program Name: Catholic Charities Harbor House
Counties Served: Sedgwick
Services: Domestic Violence
Website: http://www.catholicdioceseofwichita.org/family-stabilization/harbor-house
Crisis Hotline Number: 866-899-5522 or 316-263-6000

City: Wichita
Program Name: StepStone
Counties Served: Sedgwick
Services: Domestic Violence
Website: http://www.stepstoneks.org
Crisis Hotline Number: 316-265-1611

City: Wichita
Program Name: Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center
Counties Served: Sedgwick
Services: Sexual Assault
Website: http://wichitasac.com
Crisis Hotline Number: 877-927-2248 or 316-263-3002 o español: 316-263-2044

City: Wichita
Program Name: YWCA Women's Crisis Center
Counties Served: Sedgwick
Services: Domestic Violence
Website: http://www.ywcaofwichita.org
Crisis Hotline Number: 316-267-7233

City: Winfield
Program Name: Safe Homes, Inc.
Counties Served: Cowley, Chautauqua, Elk, and Sumner
Services: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Safe Homes, Inc. is temporarily closed. Victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault who are in need of advocacy services in Cowley, Chautauqua, Elk, and Sumner counties should call the 24/7 Kansas Crisis Hotline at 1-888-363-2287 to receive services by the surrounding advocacy programs.
Website: www.safehomesinc.org/index.php

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Adult/Adolescent SANE-SART Course

Sponsored by Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence (KCSDV)

This course is for healthcare professionals (APRN, RN, LPN), law enforcement, prosecutors, SANE/SAFEs, advocates, mental health professionals.

KCSDV is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. This course offering is approved for contact hours applicable for APRN, RN, or LPN relicensure. Kansas State Board of Nursing provider number: LT0291-0914.

The Adult Adolescent SANE-SART Course consists of two-parts: one completed via on-line modules and one completed in-person. This format is intended to encourage participants to acquire knowledge at their own pace and in ways consistent with their personal learning style through the online modules.

Part One: Online Portion

Part One: Online Portion: Prior to attending the in-person course, you are required to participate in 9 knowledge-focused on-line modules and complete an online quiz after each module.

Participants should view the presentation and read the associated documents prior to completing the quiz for each module. While completing the module, participants should make note of any additional questions they may have. Participants will have the opportunity to submit these questions when completing the quiz. Any questions submitted will be addressed during the in-person course.

The post-test or quiz is completed through an online service. A link is provided for the quiz for each module. The password for all quizzes is hospital (case sensitive). KCSDV is notified automatically when a participant completes a quiz and will use these notifications to track completion of the modules. Participants must receive a passing score (70%) on each quiz in order to receive credit for each module. Participants are allowed four attempts to receive a passing score on each quiz.

Instruction sheets for reviewing the on-line modules and for completing the quizzes have been provided. Should participants experience any difficulties or need any additional technical assistance, participants should contact the KCSDV Training Team.

Participants can access the modules at any time and work at their own pace.

Part Two: In-Person Portion

The in-person course will consist of three required days for all participants. The fourth day of the course is required for nurses, and is optional for other participants.

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Module 1: History and Professional Nursing Considerations

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Module 2: Police Response to Violence Against Women: BRINGING SEXUAL ASSAULT OFFENDERS TO JUSTICE

Watch three segments of the video "Bringing Sexual Assault Offenders to Justice", presented by The International Association of Chiefs of Police:

Segment 1: Realities of Sexual Assault

Segment 2: Effectively Preparing Cases

Segment 3: Working the Case: Techniques and Collaboration

After watching all three videos, you will be ready to take the quiz.

 


 

Module 3: Role of Law Enforcement in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

Watch this recorded webinar and take the quiz.

 


 

Module 4: The Role of the Prosecutor

 


 

Module 5: The Role of the Defense

 


 

Module 6: Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Program

 


 

Module 7: The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault

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Prevention Conference 2015 Presenters' Handouts

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An Integrative Approach to Preventing Secondary Trauma


Julia Westhoff

Building Relationships With LGBTQ Communities

Victoria Pickering

Building Capacity to Prevent Sexual Violence on the Community and Societal Level

Melanie Austin
Bridget Flores
Kristen A. K. Czugala
Natabhona Mabachi

Coaching Boys Into Men: Engaging Young Men & Boys Through Athletics To Prevent Violence
Coaching Boys Into Men Playbook
Coaching Boys Into Men Card Series
Coaching Boys Into Men Contact Info

Brian Porch
Andre Tyler

Collaborative Prevention

Jeffery Bucholtz

Consent: The burden, the elusive, the heteronormative

Jessica Haymaker
Jenna Tripodi

Embodying Change

Jessica Muñoz

Engaging the Corporate World to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence

Jenalea Randall

Engaging Secondary Schools in Gender Violence Prevention: The Use and Application of the “Domestic/Sexual Assault and Secondary School Systems Readiness Assessment Tool”

Dr. Michael Fleming
Dr. Alan Heisterkamp

Engaging Youth for Social Change

Melissa Ruth
Dalton Tiegs
Maria Villagomez Aguilera

How to Talk About Rape Culture

Rachel Gadd-Nelson

Lessons Learned from a US Army Victim Advocate: Engaging and Empowering Men in the Conversation to Prevent Sexual Violence

Kathleen Broussard
Sara Nash

Practical Tools and Strategies to Prevent Adolescent Relationship Abuse

Melissa Ruth
Dalton Tiegs
Maria Villagomez Aguilera


Primary Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence in Communities: An Asset-Building Approach


Deborah Adams

Principles of Public Health and the Prevention of Sexual Violence

Melanie Austin
Elizabeth Durkin

Reweaving Identities: Shame as an Important Thread in Prevention

Natalie Hoskins
Phillip Wagner

Reweaving Our Social Fabric: Kansas State Plan to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence

Kristina Scott
Kathy Ray

Take Care of Your Professional Posterior: End of the Day Mental and Back Relief
Yoga Resources Brochure

Dr. Janice McIntyre

Teen Dating Violence Prevention Programming and Implementation
Principals of Effective Prevention Programs
Break the Cycle Rural Toolkit
Break the Cycle Activity Guides
A Review of Risk Factors and Prevention Efforts

Rachelle Feuillerat

What “Gender” Frame Do We Use? Applying the Global Conceptualization of Gender Programming in Engaging Boys and Men to Prevent Gender-based Violence

Juliana Carlson

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