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What is an abusive relationship?
People in relationships can be abused in several ways. Emotional, physical, and verbal abuse are considered the most common forms of relationship abuse.
Physically abusive: Any use of size, strength, or presence to hurt or control someone else
Verbally abusive: Any use of words used to control or hurt another person
These behaviors signal that something is wrong in a relationship!
Warning signs- Is your relationship abusive?Take this quiz to see if your relationship is as healthy as you deserve it to be.
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The professionals at the Baylor University Counseling Center are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling (254) 710-2647.
If you have been physically harmed by another individual, you should call the Baylor University Police Department (254) 710-2222.
ResourcesBaylor University Counseling Center (BUCC)
The BUCC has counselors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To speak with a counselor or to make an appointment, call (254) 710-2647. You may also stop by the BUCC, located on the 2nd floor of the McLane Student Life Center (the SLC).
For an emergency when you need immediate assistance, call the Baylor Police Department (254) 710-2222.
Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX 76712
6901 Medical Parkway
Waco, TX 76712
(254) 751-4180 (Emergency room)
Waco Advocacy Center www.advocacycntr.org
2323 Columbus Avenue
Waco, TX 76701
Local crisis line: (254) 752-7233
Toll free: (888) 867-7233
National Sexual Assault Hotline
All calls are free and kept anonymous
State and national resources
National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline
National Domestic Abuse Hotline
(800) 799-SAFE, or (800) 799-7233
Free online resources
Counseling Center Village: virtual pamphlets on sexual assault:
Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness www.stoprelationshipabuse.org
Want to get involved at Baylor?
Active Minds is a new organization on campus. The Baylor chapter of this national organization seeks to reduce the stigma of getting help, increase awareness of mental health issues, and act as a liaison for outreach to the community. Various speakers, fundraisers, and outreach activities are offered throughout the year. One of these areas of outreach, relationship abuse, addresses reducing barriers to getting help and increasing awareness on campus.
If you are interested, please contact Kerri Bond, graduate assistant for outreach by e-mail, Kerri_Bond@baylor.edu or by phone (254) 710-4486.
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