Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Hidden behind the doors of our closest friends, family, and neighbors, there could be a frightening truth. One in three women and one in four men in California have or will experience Domestic Violence during their lifetime. For those within native communities, the numbers are even higher with 48% of AIAN women and 41% of AIAN men experiencing Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Many of these instances go unreported and can have lasting effects on the survivor, including PTSD, Anxiety, and even physical conditions such as heart and bone problems.
What is Domestic Violence and what can we do about it?
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence is more common than you may realize. This abuse is any repetitive abusive behavior with the intent to gain control or hold power over the abused. According to the Office of Violence Against Women (OVW), “Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, psychological, or technological actions or threats of actions or other patterns of coercive behavior that influence another person within an intimate partner relationship. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.” Recognizing these behaviors is the first step of breaking the pattern and ending the abuse.
If you ever need help, please don’t hesitate to ask anyone on our team.
Services Available at Chapa-De
We are here with options to help when you are ready. We work with you on what you need with our team of medical professionals and Care Coordinators. Please note that Chapa-De Indian Health is not an Urgent Care or Emergency facility. If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately or go to your nearest hospital.
Also available to our current patients is our team of Behavioral Health experts. Everything shared with this team is confidential as they work with you and are not mandated reporters if you are not ready to make a change.
Will Chapa-De Tell My Partner/Abuser?
Everything you tell us is protected by strict patient privacy laws. Our Medical team are mandated reporters, but no information is ever shared with friends, family, or spouses without permission by the patients. If you’ve previously given permission for us to share medical information with others in the past and would like to change your preferences, please let us know and we can update your records.
You Are Not Alone
We are a safe place and are here for you. If or when you are ready to make a change, schedule time with your provider and learn more about resources available to you.
In the community, the following organizations are here to help:
Chapa-De offers Care Coordinator services Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. This dedicated team is available to cocnnect you with resources from within Chapa-De and our surrounding communities. Learn more about their services HERE.
To schedule an appointment with Chapa-De, please contact our Auburn office at (530) 887-2800 or our Grass Valley office at (530) 477-8545.
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