Domestic Violence Abuse Quiz

Domestic Violence Abuse Quiz

117 questions to help you know if your partner is abusive and assess your risk Recognize Abusive Behavior Recognizing abusive behavior can be difficult, especially if healthy relationships weren’t modeled in your childhood home. You may believe that love...
DSS, Custody & Your Children

DSS, Custody & Your Children

How does the process start for DSS to take custody of your child?  Pursuant to NC G.S. 7B-301, any adult that suspects a child is being abused or neglected must report the suspected abuse or neglect to the local department of social services, which is called DSS. The...
Domestic Violence Impacts Children

Domestic Violence Impacts Children

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. National Abuse Hotline 1-800-799-7233          (TTY) 1-800-787-3224            Llama: 1-800-799- Parents often stay in an abusive relationship because they think keeping the family together is better for the children and they...
FAQ About Domestic Violence

FAQ About Domestic Violence

1. What is Domestic Violence? Domestic Violence, aka Intimate Partner Violence, is any behavior used by one person in a relationship to control the other. Most people think of Domestic Violence as physical abuse (slapping, hitting, choking, kicking, etc.) between two...
DVPO (Domestic Violence Protective Order) in NC

DVPO (Domestic Violence Protective Order) in NC

I’m scared of my girlfriend; how do I get her out of the house? A domestic violence protective order may be your best option. We typically refer to these as DVPOs and they can do a number of things: remove someone from a residence, compel no contact and prohibit...
Can I Get a Protective Order in Court?

Can I Get a Protective Order in Court?

In NC, there are two types of domestic violence protective orders: Ex parte/Temporary protective orders Final domestic violence protective orders, often called a 50B order or a restraining order Ex parte simply means that one party appears before the judge and the...
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