Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence?

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is the deliberate pattern of abusive behaviors used by one person to maintain power and control over another within the context of a household, intimate partner, or familial relationship. Domestic violence includes physical, psychological, sexual, spiritual, and financial abuse; threats; intimidation; harassment; isolation; manipulation; and/or coercion.

Power and Control in an abusive relationship is the intentional and systematic use of threats, intimidation, coercion, or violence to instill fear and dominance over another individual.

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