Domestic Violence Awareness at The University of Michigan
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Responding to an Abuser

There is no "typical" demographic or personality profile describing batterers. They come from all socio-economic levels and all racial and ethnic groups, hold all kinds of jobs, and often appear perfectly normal to people outside their families. At work, abusers may:

When you speak to a batterer:

If you believe there is imminent danger, call 911.

University employees who are abusive in their relationships can be referred to the Michigan Medicine Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience (734-763-3409) or to the U-M Faculty and Staff Counseling and Consultation Office (734-936-8660) on the Ann Arbor main campus.

Alternatives to Domestic Aggression of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw is an intervention program for people who use violence in their intimate relationships. They can be reached at 734-971-9781.

For information on batterers intervention programs in other local counties visit the regional resources section of this site or visit the Batterers Intervention Provider Standards Compliance Council website.