Utah Code section 78B-7-404(2) provides that a dating violence protective order may prohibit the abuser from threatening to commit or commit any form of violence or abuse against you and any designated family or household member.
The abuser can be ordered not to harass, telephone, contact, or otherwise communicate with you, directly or indirectly.
It’s not easy for an abuser to stop abusive behavior, and it requires a serious commitment to demonstrating changed attitudes and behaviors.
Sometimes an abuser stops the physical violence, but continues to employ other forms of abuse – emotional, sexual, or financial.
Victim-blaming attitudes shame the survivor and create barriers to coming forward and reporting the abuse.
Teach your children about what healthy relationships look like by example and by talking about how to show respect and negotiate with others.
If you are in danger, call 911, a local hotline, or a national hotline.
People who use abusive behavior frequently escalate their abuse when their partner tries to separate.
Attempting to leave can be the most dangerous time for a survivor.
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