LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 1 in 4 women in the U.S. has experienced domestic violence.
The Lafayette YWCA held a luncheon today to discuss how you can detect intimate partner abuse.
Purdue Associate Professor Ximena Arriaga said physical violence is what most people think of when it comes to abuse, because emotional abuse is much harder to detect. She said this is true even for those in the relationship.
"They feel invisible. They feel like they are walking on eggshells. they feel like their partner gets angry with them time and time again. They see themselves slipping. Those are all red flags that this is a relationship that is going to become increasingly emotionally abusive over time," said Arriaga.
Arriaga said if you are in an abusive relationship, the YWCA has programs that can help you.
Inventions were built by Purdue mechanical engineering students for a final class project.
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly has traveled around the state throughout the week talking with workers at automotive plants.
A man wanted for burglary and theft has been found thanks to an anonymous tip.