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Relationship Violence and Sexual Assault

Relationship violence and sexual assault occur in every culture, country and age group. It affects people from all socioeconomic, educational and religious backgrounds and takes place in all types of relationships.

All services at the Health Center are confidential. Our primary care providers address medical concerns; our behavioral health providers are able to provide education, support and resources to assist students involved in violent relationships; and our health promotion department works with other campus entities to implement programs with the goal of changing cultural climate of acceptance and to prevent relationship violence.

We facilitate care coordination with other services such as the MU Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center and True North.

Relationship and sexual violence can impact the physical, emotional and mental well-being of a victim/survivor. As a community, an important part of challenging these issues is to learn more about what violence can look like, including potential barriers to support for individuals experiencing violence, and to share this common understanding of what abuse really is while understanding the barriers to leaving an abusive relationship. Healthy relationships begin with two people who value and respect each other, but there are more characteristics that make a relationship healthy.

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Disability resources. Updated: June 27, 2017