It can be difficult to tell the difference between healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships. Although no two relationships are the same, there are signs to pay attention to.
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Relationship Red Flags
Extreme jealousy or insecurity
Checking cell phones, emails, or Facebook without permission
Asking several questions about where you were, who you were with, etc.
Frequent belittling and put-downs
Isolation from family and friends
Possessive and controlling behaviors/attitudes
Cutting down others, such as past partners, can be a sign they will do the same to you
Making false accusations
Learn other ways relationships can be unhealthy or abusive by exploring the power and control wheel.
Our Legal, Domestic Violence, and Family and Youth Advocates meet with victims both on an individual basis as well as facilitating support groups for victims. They provide not only emotional support, but also information pertaining to health and legal issues, victim rights and compensation, as well as provide referrals to other agencies.
Information and Referrals
The Bridge to Hope maintains and updates all relevant community resource information for both Dunn and Pepin County. We also train our staff on a regular basis as to what resources are available. In this way we are able to not only refer our clients to the needed agency, but also to factually answer any type of crisis or information call we receive on our 24/7 telephone line.
Presentations and Awareness Events
Staff from the Bridge presents to schools, clubs, and civic organizations. We’ve reached more than 2,028 individuals through these avenues. We frequently write informational articles for area newspapers, as well as appearing on T.V. and radio stations. We have blanketed the area with posters raising awareness of our services, and encouraging victims to seek help.