**If you are currently in an abusive or violent relationship, it is important that you know your web activity,
and other technology use, may be monitored by your partner.**
If you are in immediate danger, please call 911 for help.
The Washington County Domestic Violence Crisis number is: 503-469-8620 or toll free 1-800-469-8600
The following pages provide information and resources on abuse and violence in romantic relationships:
The Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC): A local non-profit agency that offers services, including crisis intervention and shelter, to domestic violence survivors.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence: A national organization dedicated to ending domestic violence.
NCADV Domestic Violence Fact Sheet: A PDF document with information on Domestic Violence.
The following articles provide helpful information about the dynamics of abuse in relationships:
Domestic Abuse - Why They Do It: An article on the offender's abusive intentions and behaviors.
Warning Signs and Symptoms of Abusive Relationships: Provides information that can help you identify if a relationship has abusive characteristics.
Verbal Abuse: Detailed information on Verbal Abuse and the harm it causes.
Why Don't They Leave: A PDF handout on the reasons domestic violence victims remain in their relationships.
12 Reasons Why Couples Counseling is Not Recommended when Domestic Violence is Present: A PDF explaining why couples counseling is not appropriate when abuse and control are present in a relationship. Many couples seek out couples counseling to improve the relationship, but this type of counseling can actually be ineffective or harmful when domestic violence and psychological abuse are present.
If you would like more information or if you have any questions about violence and abuse in relationships, you can call our Victims' Advocate, Amy Smith, at 503-846-3026.