What is Domestic Violence?

do·mes·tic vi·o·lence: violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner

What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over another person. It can happen to people of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, gender, socioeconomic class, and education level.

What is Abuse?

Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions and/or threats that frighten, intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, or injure someone. Abuse includes name calling, pushing, shoving, pulling hair, and hitting with objects or cruelty to animals.


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