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After a traumatic event it is a very common to feel utterly confused and all alone.  Intimate partner violence is the all-encompassing term which refers to several types of violence that can occur between two or more people. 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 Sexual Assault Support Advocate completely free and confidentially right here on campus. Feel free to reach out to us at or call us at 801-581-7779.

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: 6/6/17