Ask for help
Develop a safety plan
Get an order of protection
Domestic Violence Safety Plans in English and Spanish are available on the City of Phoenix website.
An Order of Protection can be filed when an act or threat of violence has occurred. Locally you can call any of the numbers below for more information. For emergency Orders of Protection you will need to contact Law Enforcement; Emergency Orders can be obtained on weekends, holidays, and outside of the courts business hours.
Keep a copy of your Order of Protection with you at all times. If your child is covered in the Order, be sure to leave a copy with the child’s school, babysitter and your lawyer.
Where To Go:
Remember, relationship violence is a crime. You can be safe. Northland Family can help.
What is Relationship Violence?
A pattern of assaultive and coercive behavior that adults and adolescents use against another person, including physical, emotional and sexual abuse as, well as economic coercion.
Victims of relationship violence may experience:
Helping a friend of yours in a situation that you think may be abusive:
Is your relationship unhealthy or healthy? Ask yourself the following:
1. Does your partner lose his/her temper easily?
2. Are you sometimes afraid of your partner?
3. Has your partner ever physically hurt you?
4. Does your partner abuse alcohol or other drugs?
5. Does your partner put you down, humiliate or embarrass you?
6. Do you ever feel sad, angry or embarrassed when you’re with your partner?
7. Has your partner ever pressured you to do anything sexually?
Did you answer YES to any of these questions?
If so, these are warning signs of an unhealthy and potentially dangerous relationship.
Feel Good: Their self-esteem remains intact. They talk to each other without feeling afraid or intimidated.
Learn about Yourself: Examine who you are, who you want to be, and how others see you. Build trust, respect and mutual affection.
Learn about Others: Examine who you would like to spend time with, what qualities you admire in a person and prioritize the qualities you want in a partner.
Learn new ways to Communicate: Communicate openly and honestly. Speak to each other with respect and integrity.