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About Domestic Violence

Are you in an abusive relationship?

Wondering if you know someone in an abusive relationship?

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Defining Domestic Violence

Domestic violence occurs within a family or intimate relationship when one person exercises power and control over the other(s) through a pattern of intentional behaviors, including psychological, emotional, economic/property, physical, and sexual abuse.

Click here to learn more about some of the behaviors that are commonly used to manipulate, intimidate, terrorize, humiliate, and harm someone experiencing abuse.

Who is Affected?

Domestic violence happens to individuals of every age, race, gender, religion, economic class, education, profession, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, abilities, and lifestyles. Though statistics show that it is more common for victims of domestic violence to be women, no one is immune to this problem.

Click here to learn more about Elder Abuse, LGBTQ Relationship Violence, Teen Dating Violence, and more.

What is the cycle of violence?
What is the impact of Domestic Violence? Facts, Figures, and Statistics