October 29, 2009
Communications and Service Excellence
Community Conversion about Domestic Violence
In the spirit of partnering with our community to raise awareness
about this serious issue, Parrish Medical Center will be the hosting
site for an upcoming Community Conversation about Domestic Violence
sponsored by Florida Today and United Way.
Who: PMC, Florida Today, Serene Harbor Domestic Violence Center and United Way
What: Community Conversation about Domestic Violence
When: Thursday, October 29, 6 pm
Where: Parrish Medical Center, Conference Center
Why: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Help a friend
If you have a friend who may be suffering abuse:
Let her know you care and want to help.
Don't get upset at her reaction.
Help her create a safety plan.
Tell her the abuse is not her fault.
Don't tell her what to do, when to leave or that she must stay in the relationship.
Don't confront the abuser.
If you notice this behavior in your partner, you might be in an abusive relationship:
Calls you names or insults you
Criticizes or humiliates you in front of others
Prevents you from going to work or school
Tries to control what you wear, where you go and your contact with other people
Controls your finances and restricts your moneyActs jealous and accuses you of being unfaithful
Forces you into sexual acts against your will
Threatens you with violence or a weapon
Hits, chokes or otherwise hurts you, children or pets
Tells you that you deserve the abuse
Makes you feel stupid or crazy
Makes you nervous or feel as if you are "walking on eggshells"
Blames violence on alcohol or drugs
Serene Harbor shelter hotline: (321) 726-8282
- Salvation Army shelter hotline: (321) 631-2764
- Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-500-1119
- National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
- National Domestic Violence Hotline
Women's Center (not a shelter, but offers resources): (321) 242-3110