Various materials can be used to help facilitate discussion about IPV and to provide patients with information about resources and services available to them in their community. The following resources may assist patients and providers in deciding what to do. Providers should be careful to consider the level of danger and violence experienced by patients before providing materials to take home.
Video: “Picking up the Pieces” (English / Spanish)
Brochure: “Is my relationship healthy?”
Brochure: “Are you in an abusive relationship?”
Brochure: "Domestic Violence Safety Plans"
- Information about SC Laws
Criminal domestic violence laws in SC - Statute
Civil protection orders - Statute
Divorce in SC - Statute
Brochure: "Types of Domestic Violence Protection"
Brochure: "What SC laws say about marriage and divorce"
- Information about legal services
Victim advocates are generally the best suited practitioners to assist victims and inform them about the legal system and the process of pursuing legal actions. Many of the organizations listed under the "Referrals and Resources" section are able to provide victim advocacy services.
SC Victims Advocate Network
My Sister's House Court Advocates
Obtain a restraining order in Charleston County:
Clerk of Court
Brochure: "Immigration relief for victims of crime and domestic violence"
Brochure: "Know your Rights" (English / Spanish)
Brochure: "What immigrants need to know about DV" (English / Spanish)