Unfortunately, more than two-thirds of children have been exposed to domestic violence by the age of 17. Witnessing violence can have long-term impacts on these adolescents, putting them at higher risk for substance use, eating disorders, risky sexual behavior and even further domestic violence. Find resources to help prevent violence in the home and support young people in Stark County.
The emotional damage associated with domestic violence and abuse often outlasts the physical impact. So, for those transitioning from victim to survivor, the aftermath often includes ongoing mental trauma and emotional stress. Remember, recovery looks different for everyone, so you have to take the time to discover what works best for you.Read more Emergency
While reporting domestic violence can be scary and difficult, it may very well save a life. If and when you do decide to contact officials, it is important that you are as prepared as possible. Stark Help Central has gathered the following information to help guide you through the process of speaking with law enforcement and crisis resources.Read more Emergency
A personalized safety plan outlines practical ways to remain safe while preparing to leave, upon leaving and after leaving a violent relationship. A good safety plan is designed uniquely for your situation and will help guide you through various scenarios. Find local resources to help you develop your safety plan.Read more Emergency
Every 98 seconds, someone experiences sexual assault. This could include actions such as harassment, rape or sexual violence. For a young person who has suffered sexual abuse, the effects can be long lasting, leading to physical, emotional and psychological harm. Find rape crisis services and sexual abuse support groups available in Stark County.Read more Emergency
If you or someone you know has suffered from or witnessed violence in the home, it is important to remember that you are not in this alone. There are numerous resources throughout Stark County that are committed to providing survivors of domestic violence with confidential support, treatment, education and empowerment.Read more Emergency