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Intimate Partner Violence

If you or someone you know, is a victim of abuse, call the Oklahoma Safe Line 1-800-522-SAFE (7233) to speak with an advocate.

For more information services for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Oklahoma, contact the Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.

Intimate partner violence occurs between current or former marital and non-marital partners, including dating and courtship relationships and same-sex partners. Intimate partner violence includes physical assault, rape, and/or stalking by an intimate partner. Intimate partner violence occurs among people of all ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic groups. 

According to the 2010 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS):

  • 4.7 million women are assaulted,
  • 686,000 women are raped, and
  • 2.3 million women are stalked by intimate partners annually.
  • In Oklahoma, 49% of women and 40% of men have experienced intimate partner violence at some time in their lives.

Reports

Resources

  • Pamphlet: Are You Hiding in the Shadow of Abuse - Pamphlet for waiting areas.
  • Medical Intervention focuses on medical screening and interventions for domestic violence to improve the medical response to victims of abuse including issues of screening, identification, referrals, and medical documentation.
  • Lethality Assessment focuses on factors associated with intimate partner homicides and the use of lethality assessment instruments.
  • Children First Domestic Violence Workshop focuses on domestic violence issues from the home visitor perspective with recommendations for nurse home visitation programs.
  • Health Care Response to Domestic Violence: 22 OS§ 58
    • For a simplified discussion of the requirements of the law defining Oklahoma health care provider response to domestic violence victims, see Oklahoma's Nursing Times.
  • Danger Assessment. The danger assessment is a tool to help determine the level of danger an abused woman has of being killed by her intimate partner. Training to administer the tool is available for practitioners.
  • Futures Without Violence. Futures Without Violence works to prevent and end violence against women and children.
  • Domestic Violence online training from the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Contact Information

Injury Prevention Service
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK  73117
(405) 271-3430
1-800-522-0204 (Toll-free in Oklahoma)

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