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Self Help Center provides resources during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Sign hangs at the Self Help Center showing a tree of support for domestic violence survivors.
Sign hangs at the Self Help Center showing a tree of support for domestic violence survivors.(Katie Reed)
Published: Oct. 4, 2021 at 5:43 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - October is National Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. The Self Help Center provides advocacy, support groups, emergency shelter, and more for those facing violence.

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in a relationship to gain or maintain power and control.

Abusive behaviors can include physical and sexual abuse. However, the red flags for domestic violence may not always include physical violence.

The Self Help Center has worked with community resources to provide intervention, education, and prevention of family violence and sexual abuse.

“Just know that there are people in the community that care, and want to help. If you see someone, or yourself are experiencing violence, please come to us, we’re here to help,” said Jennifer Dyer the Executive Director of the Self Help Center.

One in four women and one in 10 men have experienced sexual or physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime.

There is help and hope available through the Self Help Center. If you or someone you know needs help or information to escape a situation related domestic violence or abuse, call the center or hotline 24/7 at (307) 235-2814.

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