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Trauma can have a serious impact on the individuald directly affected, as well as their family and friends.  Interpersonal violence is an all-encompassing term which refers to several types of violence that can occur between two or more people including but not limited to:

  • Domestic Violence
  • Dating Violence
  • Stalking
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Rape

Regardless of definitions, if you have felt uncomfortable or unsafe in a situation with another person, you are not alone and can speak with a Victim-Survivor Advocate. Feel free to reach out to us at advocate@sa.utah.edu or call us at 801-581-7776.

To read University of Utah definitions related to interpersonal violence visit the policy and definiton page by clicking here

 

Identifying Abuse

Many people think that if their partner isn’t physically abusing them that they aren’t in an abusive relationship.  Abuse can take on various forms.  The only difference between physical abuse and emotional abuse is that the injuries aren’t visible.

 
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Last Updated: 9/14/18