Domestic Violence

Victim Adovocate Unit

Belton, Missouri

 Police Department

7001 E. 163rd St.
Belton, MO  64012


General Calls: 816.331.5522
Dispatch: 816.331.1500 
TIPS: 816.348.4499 
Fax: 816.322.7057 

Elizabeth Crow

Victim Advocate

816-348-4430

ecrow@beltonpd.org

Cama Suess

Victim Advocate

816-348-4434

CSuess@beltonpd.org

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Consent is the act of giving permission or approval. 

MCADSV

Consent

Consent doesn't have to be verbal but must be a clear communication and given without coercion. It may be retracted at any time.

Force can come in many forms: physical restraint or when the victim is incapacitated. It can also be emotional coercion, manipulation, or intimidation.

(RAINN.org, 2017)

NO means NO

"Stop" means NO

Turning away means NO

"I don't want to" means NO

Shoving you away means NO

"Leave me alone" means NO

Passed out means NO

"I'm not ready" means NO

Pushing you away means NO

"I don't feel like it" means NO

Drunk or drugged means NO

"Get away from me" means NO

Screaming means NO

"Don't" means NO

Crying means NO

NO ALWAYS means NO

YES means only

one thing:

FREELY GIVEN CONSENT

(Kanter, N. L., 2012)

References:

Dictionary.com. (n.d.). Voyeurism. Retrieved from http://www.dictionary.com/browse/voyeurism?s=t

Graves, R. (2012). Make child sexual abuse grooming a felony. Retrieved from https://ressurrection.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/abuse-and-relationships-isolation-is-subtlewhat-have-you-learned-this-year/silence-makes-your-sick-quote/

Kanter, N. L., (2012). Beauty is inside: Pop culture, sexism, & body image. Retrieved from http://beautyisinside.com/2012/10/no-means-no/ 

KidsLiveSafe. (2017). Chapter seven:What is molestation and what are the warning signs? Scalable Commerce LLC. Retrieved from http://www.kidslivesafe.com/child-safety/molestation

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault. (2015). Child sexual abuse. Retrieved from http://mocsa.org/info-resources/child-sexual-abuse

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. (2017). Effects of sexual violence. Retrieved from https://www.rainn.org/effects-sexual-violence

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. (2017). Sexual assault. Retrieved from https://www.rainn.org/articles/sexual-assault