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What is domestic Violence?

Abuse, intimate partner violence, battery, family violence, inter-personal violence, relationship violence, dating violence, spousal violence…these terms are often used interchangeably to describe 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.

Types of Abuse

What behaviors are associated with abuse?

Dynamics of abuse

What makes a relationship abusive?

signs of abuse

Are there warning signs of abuse?

Impact of abuse

Who is impacted and how are they affected?