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Please remember:

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if you are a parent...

  • Say what you feel, lovingly.
  • Be patient.
  • Listen to your child.
  • Set limits together and make a safety plan.
  • Avoid making decisions FOR your child.
  • Be familiar with the support available to you in the community.
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if you are a victim...

Sexual Assault

  • Go to a safe place.
  • Do not shower.
  • Seek medical attention.
  • Connect with The Compass Center for emotional support and advocacy at (605) 339-0116 or 877-IN CRISIS.

Domestic Violence

  • Talk with someone you trust.
  • Create an “emergency kit” of things you would need if you leave suddenly.
  • Connect with The Compass Center at (605) 339-0116 or 877-IN CRISIS.
  • Call the police if you are in danger.
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if you are a perpetrator...

Abuse is:

  • Calling bad names or putting someone down
  • Shouting and cursing
  • Hitting, slapping and/or pushing
  • Making threats of any kind
  • Jealousy and suspicion
  • Keeping someone away from family and friends
  • Throwing things around the house

Domestic violence is a crime. It destroys relationships and families.

If you abuse, you can choose to stop.
Call The Compass Center at (605) 339-0116 or 877-IN CRISIS.

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if you are a caring friend...

  • Don’t be afraid to share your concern for your friend’s safety.
  • Acknowledge that your friend is in a difficult and perhaps scary situation.
  • Be supportive.
  • Be non-judgmental.
  • Encourage your friend to reach out for professional support and guidance.
  • Remember that you cannot “rescue” your friend.