According to the United States Department of Justice, domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control over another intimate partner. Many types of abuse are included in the definition of domestic violence:
A common cycle of behaviors is represented in the wheel below:
Contact the Duke Police 919-684-2444. Often perpetrators of domestic violence will attempt to sabotage their partners' careers or jobs. They often do this through relentless phone calls or texts to victims at work. You may feel embarrassed or ashamed about your situation at home; however, there are many victims of violence in workplaces. You are not alone.
Ask Duke Police or Hospital Security for an escort to and from your car.
Contact PAS for confidential counseling.
Duke Raleigh Hospital employees should call their EAP provider, Behavioral Healthcare Solutions, at 919-872-4786.