If you are a victim, don’t be ashamed…

If you or a family member is in an abusive relationship, whether physically, sexually, or verbally, whether male or female, please know that it is not your fault, you are not alone, and things will get better.
 Obtain a restraining order for anyone that abuses you,...

If you are an abuser, don’t be ashamed…

You are repeating the same mistakes as your parents or someone in your household. This is not the way to gain power. Being an Abuser makes you weak, insecure, fearful, and disempowered. You were taught wrong. You need to get beyond your urges, your pain, your anger,...

OSSO SAFE Tips on Preventing Home Violence

To All Parents (Divorced or Not)…  Avoid fighting in front of your children.  They are neither there to act as referees nor to pick sides, therefore…  1) Aim to handle any disagreements while children are NOT present.  2) Have a plan on how to handle...

Workplace Violence and Statistics Information

“Workplace violence” is defined as an act of aggression or the threat of physical violence against workers on the job. It can occur in, at, or outside the workplace, and can range from threats and verbal abuse to physical assaults and homicide. Workplace violence is...

What is Child Abuse?

Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation, or an act or failure to act which presents an imminent risk of serious harm.  Child abuse is broadly defined...

What is Abuse?

A pattern of coercive behavior, including acts or threatened acts, that are used by a perpetrator to gain power and control over a current or former spouse, family member, intimate partner, or person with whom the perpetrator shares a child in common that occur within...