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MOCADSV Responds to Recent Missouri News in Statement about Coercive Control

Post Date: March 23, 2022

March 23, 2022 — The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (MOCADSV) reiterates our unequivocal support for survivors and condemns all forms of domestic violence, sexual assault, and harassment committed against survivors and their families.

Survivors, their families, and the advocates who work alongside them know that abusive individuals use their power to silence victims and maintain control over them. Coercive control is a tactic used by perpetrators of violence to isolate, intimidate, and keep victims from leaving or seeking help. This insidious tactic of abuse makes it more difficult for survivors to come forward publicly. MOCADSV has an ongoing commitment to listen to, believe, and support survivors. We thank those who come forward to share their stories and experiences.

News stories can be triggering for survivors of violence and abuse. If you need support or services in Missouri, go to https://mocadsv.wpengine.com/how-to-get-help/ to find providers in your area. You can also chat with advocates at the National Domestic Violence Hotline at https://www.thehotline.org/ or at 1-800-799-7233, or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673.

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