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  Are You a Victim?
  • Are you frightened of  your partner's temper or compliant because you don't want to hurt his/her feelings?
  •  Do you make decisions about activities and friends according to what your partner wants or how he/she will react?
  • Do you have the urge to rescue your partner when your partner is in trouble?
  • Do you apologize to yourself or to others for your partners behavior?
  • Does your partner devalue your opinions, your feelings and your accomplishments?
  • Does he/she assume the right to control how you live and behave? 
  • Do you "walk on egg shells" rehearsing what you will say so as not to set him/her off?
  • Does he/she switch from charm to rage without warning?
  • Is he/she extremely jealous or possessive?
  • Does he/she blame you for everything that goes wrong in the relationship?


  • Keep with someone you trust:  a spare set of keys, a set of clothes, important papers, prescriptions and some money.
  • Keep any evidence of physical abuse (ripped clothes, photos of bruises and injuries, etc.)
  • Plan the safest time to get away.
  • Know where you can go for help.  Tell someone what is happening to you.  Keep the phone numbers of friends, relatives and the domestic violence shelter with you.
  • Call the police if you are in danger and need help.
  • If you are injured, go to the hospital emergency room or doctor and report what happened to you.  Ask that they document your visit.
  • Plan with your children and identify a safe place for them---a room with a lock or a neighbor's house where they can go for help.  Reassure them their job is to stay safe, not to protect you!!
  • Arrange a signal with a neighbor, i.e., if the porch light is on call the police.
  • Contact the Salvation Army Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Program to find out about laws, legal assistance and other resources available to you before you have to use them or during a crisis.....

The program conducts various awareness activities during the year.  We provide community education presentations and Professional Trainings upon request.  Please feel free to contact 850-769-7989 to schedule training for your organization, business or group.


Increasing Awareness of Sexual Assault

NSA Panama City observed Sexual Assault Awareness Month with an information display at the Galley throughout April. This special booth, staffed by Amy Ficke, NSA PC Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (above right) and Amy Thomas from The Salvation Army, was featured during a SAAM Fitness Run on April 17. Contact the NSA-PC Sexual Assault Response Cooridnator, Amy Ficke at Fleet and Family Support Center for additional information by calling (850) 235-5800 or email Photo by MC2 Kevin Bowlin.


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