If you have experienced violence in your relationship, remember that you are not alone and you are not at fault. Resources and support are available to you.
If you are are in an abusive or violent relationship:
Try to go somewhere safe. The College of St Scholastica this can be dangerous and would like to help you in your efforts.
Tell a person who will support and believe you
Advocates at Safehaven Shelter for Battered Women, Dabinoo' Igan or other domestic violence shelters and crisis lines
CSS Counseling Center Staff
Friend or family member
Have your medical needs attended to
St. Luke's, St. Mary's, Essentia, Health Services
Think about how you can keep yourself safe
Safety Planning Resources
Legal advocacy: Filing to get an Order for Protection or Harassment Restraining Order
Going to a local battered women's shelter or other safe place for you
Consider whether you'd like to file a police report. If there is any that you want to report your experience to the police, now or in the future, it would be helpful to have documentation and examples of the types of abuse.
Consider whether you'd like to file a formal campus complaint. The GEVA Team can assist you in understanding your reporting options and resources. Click here for more information. (link to KNOW OPTIONS-DV/IPV Page)