Freephone 24-hr National Abuse Helplines
USA: 800-832-1901 (The Network/La Red)
UK: 0808 2000 247 (Refuge)
The below resources have been compiled by Claire Louise Travers and The Network/La Red for Poly Pages to accompany a Poly Pages event.
Abuse is a pattern of behaviour with the design, intent or consequence of making someone unable to leave a relationship/situation
Partner Abuse is a systemic pattern of behaviours where one person non-consensually uses power to try to control the thoughts, beliefs, actions, body and/or spirit of a partner. This can happen in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, polyamorous, SM/kink and straight communities.
Partner may refer to a range of intimate relationships including but not limited to play partners, date, primary, secondary, spouse, sexual partners, boyfriend/girlfriend, boo, hookup, life partner or lover.
Partner Abuse is also called domestic violence, battering, inimate partner abuse, and/or dating violence.