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What is intimate partner violence?

A pattern of physical, sexual, economic, and/or psychological abuse or the threat of abuse used to get and maintain control over another person.  For more information on intimate partner violence please visit this site.

 What is sexual assault?
Sexual assault can be defined as any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient of the unwanted sexual activity. Falling under the definition of sexual assault is sexual activity such as forced sexual intercourse, sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape. For more information on sexual assault please visit this site.

What is stalking?
Stalking is defined as the willful and repeated following, watching, and/or harassing of another person. This may include either physical stalking or cyberstalking.  Physical stalking may consist of following someone, appearing at a person's home or work, making harassing phone calls, leaving written messages, or vandalizing one's property.  Cyberstalking involves using the Internet or other electronic means as a way to harass someone.  For more information on stalking, please visit this site.

What is sexual harassment?
Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature.  Conduct is unwelcome if the person did not request or invite it and "regarded the conduct as undesirable and offensive."  For more information on sexual harassment, please visit this site.


 

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