Know Abuse

Interpersonal Violence

Interpersonal abuse comes in many forms, such as physical abuse, child abuse, emotional abuse and more. Understanding the sings of various types of abuse can help to mitigate potentially lethal consequences. While it is never easy, taking steps to ensure you and your loved ones are safe is vital, and Peace House is here to help. Learn more about the different forms of abuse below.

Sexual Assault and Trauma

At Peace House we view sexual assault as a broad term for unwanted sexual contact including rape, date rape, acquaintance rape, sexual abuse, incest, marital rape, childhood sexual abuse, molestation, or any other unwanted sexual contact. We offer extensive counseling for survivors in order to help them live normal and enriching lives.

Survivors of sexual assault are faced not only with the emotional and physical effects of a violent crime, but also with many mis-perceptions that society and even close friends or family members may have about sexual assault. Victims often feel a sense of shame about the abuse leading to underreporting and a lack of seeking help. Learn more about different forms of sexual assault below.

Utah law requires any person who has reason to believe that a child has been subjected to abuse, neglect, or dependency to immediately notify the nearest office of Child and Family Services, a peace officer, or a law enforcement agency. Abuse, neglect, or dependency of a child can be physical, emotional, or sexual.