Dating violence conference
We offer individual counseling for adults and children, by appointment, in Chico, Oroville, and Paradise.
We also offer group counseling - please call for days and times.
All of Catalyst staff are trained to ensure confidentiality and will not provide any information on your behalf without your written permission.
In When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women, the Catholic bishops emphasize that “no person is expected to stay in an abusive marriage.” Violence and abuse, not divorce, break up a marriage.
Conflict is part of every intimate relationship–that’s why conflict resolution skills are important.
Domestic violence, however, has no place in a healthy relationship, whether the couple is dating, engaged, married or cohabiting. Domestic violence is any kind of behavior that a person uses, or threatens to use, to control an intimate partner. Domestic violence can take various forms: Physical – Violent actions such as hitting, beating, pushing, and kicking.
They may blame their partner for the abuse, saying, “You made me do this.” Alcohol and drugs are often associated with domestic violence but they do not cause it.
An abusive man who drinks or uses drugs has two different problems: substance abuse and violence. WHERE TO FIND HELP For abused women What the Catholic Church teaches about domestic violence The U. Catholic Bishops have made clear that “violence against women, inside or outside the home, is never justified.