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Domestic Violence Information

Cycle of Violence
Violence in a relationship comes in waves. This diagram explains the different stages of the cycle of violence.
Ciclo De Violencia
La violencia domestica pasa en diferentes etapas. Este diagrama demuestra las diferentes etapas del ciclo de violencia.
Power and Control Wheel
Physical and sexual assault are the most apparent forms of domestic violence, but are not the only forms of abuse. The Power & Control Wheel depicts other types of abuse that are less easily identified, but are just as effective at establishing control in a relationship.
Diagrama del Poder y el Control
El acoso físico y el acoso sexual son las formas más aparentes del abuso doméstico, pero no son las únicas formas del abuso. El Diagrama del Poder y el Control demuestra otros tipos del abuso que no se identifican tan fácilmente, pero que también son tan utilizados en establecer el control en una relación.
Respect Wheel
The Respect Wheel outlines behaviors and actions that signify equality in a relationship.
Diagrama De Igualdad
El Diagrama de Igualdad demuestra los comportamientos y las acciones que demuestran la igualdad en una relación.
Why Leaving Isn't Easy
Although many victims do leave their partners who abuse, there are many potential consequences that make the desicion to leave a difficult one to make. These factors can be emotional, physical, cultural, or financial.
Porque no es fßcil salir de la relaciˇn
Es importante reconocer que muchas víctimas si dejan a sus parejas abusivas. Como con cualquier cambio, salir de la relación requiere de un proceso. Es necesario obtener la ayuda de muchos recursos y ganar fortaleza interna.
Safety Plan Brochure
This brochure explains how to make a personal plan to stay safe at home, at work, if you are leaving etc.
Red Flags
Although no one can fully predict whether or not a relationship will turn out to be abusive, some warning signs do exist.
Se˝ales de Peligro
Aunque nadie puede predecir si es que una relación se va a volver abusiva, algunas senales de advertencia existen. Si su pareja demuestra alguna de las siguientes características, necesita tener cuidado.
Why They Batter
Although each case is different and no one can predict if a relationship will become abusive, there are three major theoretical approaches that attempt to explain why men and women are abuse.
Por quÚ maltratan
Aunque cada caso es diferente y nadie puede predecir si una relación será abusiva, hay tres teorías principales para explicar por que los hombres/mujeres maltratan.
What Can I Do to Help?
This brochure gives you tips on what to do if someone you know is being abused.
Checklist for Assessing Change in Batterers
This checklist explains signs of real change in an abuser.
Lista para evaluar cambio en un abusador
Esta lista se explica las señales de un cambio real en un abusador.
Impacts on Children
This chart explains how domestic violence may effect key aspects of child development.
Impacto en Los Ni˝os
Esta tabla explica cómo violencia pueden afectar a aspectos fundamentales del desarrollo del niño.
Dating Violence Brochure
This brochure includes information what dating abuse is and on the warning signs of abuse.

Teen Resources

How to Help a Friend
This information from End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin shares lots of tips on helping a friend in an abusive relationship.

Golden House Services

Domestic Violence Later in Life Brochure
This support group is for women over 50 who want to share about the effects of domestic abuse later in life. See the brochure for more information.
Support Groups
This brochure provides information about the women's and the children's support groups.

Legal Information

How to Get a Restraining Order
This brochure explains what a restraining order is, what a harassment restraining order is, and what the process is to obtain one.


Adopt-a-Family Sponsor Guidelines 2017
The annual Adopt-A-Family program makes Christmas possible for families that have used our services in the past year and who could not otherwise afford to celebrate the holiday. Please see our sponsorship guide for more information on what sponsoring a family includes.
Holiday Giving Opportunities
Looking for a way to give back this holiday season? Golden House has many opportunities for you.
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