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ALERTA DE SEGURIDAD: El uso de una computadora puede ser identificado y actividades en la internet nunca pueden ser totalmente eliminadas del disco duro. Si piensas que tu uso de computadora posiblemente esta siendo monitoriado favor de encontrar un  lugar seguro donde puedas navegar la red social, por ejemplo la casa de una amistad confiable o la biblioteca publica. O llama a nuestra  linea de Violencia Domestica disponible las 24 horas al 707-255-NEWS (6397) si te encuentras en el Valle de Napa, o a este (800) 799-7233 si te encuentras fuera del Condado de Napa. Si estas visitando nuestra pagina y necesitas salirte rapidamente a una pagina no relacionada, oprime el boton rojo de ESCAPE arriba en la esquina de la mano derecha y seras desviado/a. Favor de probar este función en su computadara AHORA MISMO para asegurarse que se sienta comodo/a usando esta función.

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707-255-NEWS (6397)

24 HOUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ABUSE HELP LINE
LINEA DE AYUDA LAS 24 HORAS PARA VIOLENCIA DOMESTICA Y ABUSO SEXUAL

1-800-799-7233

OUTSIDE OF NAPA COUNTY
FUERA DEL CONDADO DE NAPA

Is your friend, teen or child being abused?

When you think someone close to you is in trouble, sometimes it’s hard to know the right thing to say or do.  If you’re not sure, but you suspect there is a problem, trust your instincts. Take the chance and talk with your friend or family member if you suspect abuse. Sometimes having someone you can trust to talk to can be the difference between life and death. You don’t have to be an expert in domestic violence; you just need to be a good listener.

Signs to look for that might indicate an abusive relationship:

  1. Does your friend’s partner get very jealous and angry when your friend talks with or spends time with others?
  2. Does your friend’s partner put them down or humiliate them in public?
  3. When you ask your friend to go out do they always make an excuse about why they can’t go?
  4. Has your friend ever had an injury or bruise but the explanation of how it happened doesn’t make sense?
  5. Do they talk about things their partner does that worry you but they make excuses for them?
  6. Do they have to ask permission to spend money even on little things?
  7. Do they seem depressed or have frequent problems with sleeping or eating?
  8. Does their partner lose their temper and throw or break things?

There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings -- Hodding Carter.