Myths

Facts

There are many myths and misconceptions that circle around sexual and domestic violence. Please click on the arrows bellow to reveal and learn about the facts of each myth. 

Myth: Domestic violence is an impulse control or anger management problem.
Myth: Most of the time, domestic violence is not really that serious. 
Myth: Domestic violence is a private family matter.

Domestic Violence 

Myths
Facts
Myth: It is easy for a victim to leave their abuser.
Myth: Domestic violence is bad but it happens elsewhere. 
Myth: Victims provoke their partner's violence.
Myth: Men cannot be sexual assaulted.

Sexual violence

Myths
Facts
Myth: Victims provoke sexual assault when they dress provocatively or in a promiscuous manner.
Myth: It's not sexual assault if it happens after drinking or taking drugs. 
Myth: A rape survivor will be battered, bruised, and hysterical. 
Myth: There is no reason for a victim not to report being raped to law enforcement. 
Myth: "If you wouldn't have been drinking, you wouldn't have been sexually assaulted."
Contact

De Colores Community Based Office

Tel: 623-247-0464 Option #3

Fax: 623-247-3875

 

De Colores Shelter​​

24 hour Hotline: 602-269-1515

Fax: 602-352-5992

SAFE DVS (for shelter services in Phoenix):

Tel: 480-890-3039

National Domestic Violence Hotline:

Tel: 1-800-799-7233

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