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Domestic Violence Program

What is Domestic or Family Violence?

Domestic or family violence occurs when one person in a “relationship” uses violent or abusive behavior to control another. The behavior which may be classified as domestic or family violence includes:

• Physical abuse
• Damage to property
• Sexual abuse
• Verbal abuse
• Harassment or intimidation
• Financial abuse
• Threatening any of the above

Whom does it affect?

Domestic violence can have a significant impact not just on the victims of the violence or abuse, but those who reside in the house including children. Victims of domestic or family violence can not only be left with serious physical injuries but the Abuse can affect their confidence, self-esteem and ability to make clear judgments. Children are often those who can be effected the most. Exposure to domestic and family violence may take away a child’s sense of security and safety. Some possible effects can include:

• Physical injury
• Anxiety
• Depression
• Poor sleeping habits
• Anger, hitting or biting
• Withdrawn behavior
• Low self-esteem

Our Goal

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Family Violence Program provides a number of services to women and children who have been victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Our goal is to provide assistance to Native American Women and Children in order to maintain their safety through prevention, intervention, and education.

Domestic Violence is a growing problem within our community… it impacts thousands of homes everyday.

It is time to come together once again:
WITH THE STRENGTH OF OUR CULTURE WE CAN END THE CYCLE OF VIOLENCE.

Domestic Violence is not a Native American Tradition
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Family Violence Program is dedicated to ending the CYCLE OF VIOLENCE
Native American Women are three times more likely to become a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The Citizen Potawatomi Nation Family Violence Program is working to eliminate all forms of violence against women and children. We advocate for the rights and needs of all victims of domestic violence.

REQUIREMENTS:

• Member of a federally-recognized tribe.
• Reside within Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal service area
• Victim of family violence
• Homeless due to domestic violence, sexual assault. or stalking

WHO CAN HELP?
There are many support and referral agencies available to provide assistance.
In an Emergency call 911

Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Domestic Violence Program
(405) 878.4831
800.880.9880
www.potawatomi.org

Oklahoma Safeline
800.522.SAFE (7233)

Project Safe
405.273.9953

Citizen Potawatomi Nation
Tribal Police 24hr dispatch
405.878.4818

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800.787.3244

Funded by:
OVW 2008-TW-AX-0007