Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC)’s forensic nurses are specially trained in assisting patients who have experienced Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), defined as “abuse or aggression that occurs in a close relationship” with current or former spouses and dating partners.

Our forensic nurses understand the importance of maintaining sensitivity and confidentiality in their conversations with patients seeking help.

If you need someone to talk to about your experience (including but not limited to domestic violence/intimate partner violence), we are here to support you in whatever decision you decide is best in your individual situation, and to help you move forward with a plan that considers your safety and that of your family.

Please call the CRMC Forensic Nursing Office at (307) 633-7610 to request assistance with:

  • Notifying law enforcement, if you wish to report
  • Collecting evidence / photography
  • Setting up a medical forensic physical exam and follow-up services
  • Contacting advocacy
  • Setting up a safe place to stay, such as Safehouse or other services
  • Developing a safety plan

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) data and facts

  • IPV can vary in how often it happens and how severe it is
    • It can range from one episode of violence that could have lasting impact to chronic and severe episodes over multiple years
  • It affects millions of people in the United States each year. Data from CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) indicate:
    • About 1 in 4 women and nearly 1 in 10 men have experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime and reported some form of IPV-related impact
    • Over 43 million women and 38 million men experienced psychological aggression by and intimate partner in their lifetime

Types of abuse

Not all abuse is physical. If you are experiencing any of the behaviors below in your relationship and would like to speak with someone, please call the CRMC Forensic Nursing Office at (307) 633-7610.

  • Physical violence is when a person hurts or tries to hurt a partner by hitting, kicking, or using another type of physical force.
  • Sexual violence is forcing or attempting to force a partner to take part in a sex act, sexual touching, or a non-physical sexual event (e.g., sexting) when the partner does not or cannot consent.
  • Stalking is a pattern of repeated, unwanted attention and contact by a partner that causes fear or concern for one’s own safety or the safety of someone close to the victim.
  • Psychological aggression is the use of verbal and non-verbal communication with the intent to harm another person mentally or emotionally and/or to exert control over another person.

Community resources

Our community is full of resources to help you advocate for yourself, find support, and offer guidance. You are not alone; we are here to help!

  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (CRMC)
    – Main: (307) 634-2273
    – Emergency Department: (307) 633-7670
    – Sex Assault Coordinator: (307) 633-7610
    – Behavioral Health: (307) 633-7382
    – Victim Helpline: (888) 996-8816
  • Cheyenne Laramie County Public Health: (307) 633-4000
  • Family Planning: (307) 633-4040
  • Peak Wellness: (307) 634-9653
  • Human Trafficking Hotline: (888) 373-7888
  • Safe House: (307) 634-8655
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233
  • Suicide Hotlines: (800) 457-9312, (800) SUICIDE
  • Wyoming Office of Victim Services: (307) 777-7200
  • US Attorney Victim Program: (307) 772-2124
  • Burns Police Department: (307) 547-2252
  • Cheyenne Police Department: (307) 637-6519
  • Laramie County Sheriff’s Office: (307) 633-4700
  • Pine Bluffs Police Department: (307) 245-3777
  • FE Warren AFB Response Coordinator: (307) 773-6444