Research over the past decade estimates 1 in 3 females have experienced some form of intimate partner abuse; and girls and women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rates of intimate partner violence ( We are not immune to such statistics here in Utah. As reported by the Utah Health Department, females in Utah are 10 times more likely than males to die from a Domestic Violence (DV) related homicide than other types of homicide; and DV-related homicides in Utah account for 70.3% of all female homicides (2003-2008).

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence occurs in homes throughout every community. It knows no boundaries of color, gender, age, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation.

Sexual Assault and Rape

Sexual assault occurs any time a person is forced, coerced, and/or manipulated into unwanted sexual contact or behavior without explicit consent, whether attempted or completed.

Upcoming Trainings

The professionalism and expertise of sexual assault advocates are essential to maintaining clients’ privacy. The Utah Confidential Communications Act requires that sexual assault advocates have forty hours of sexual assault specific advocacy training.

Dating Violence Awareness

DOVE Center provides educational seminars to teenagers at area middle and high schools, as well as at Dixie State University. The seminar addresses warning signs of abuse, where and how to get help if you’re in an abusive dating relationship, important statistics, and educational resources.

Effects of Violence on Children

Children who live in homes with domestic violence can be deeply affected by the emotional, verbal and physical abuse they have witnessed and experience resulting symptoms of trauma.

Recommended Links for Self-Education

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