What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence, also called domestic abuse, is a pattern of violent and coercive behaviors, including physical, sexual, verbal and psychological attacks used against an intimate partner to gain or maintain power and control over them.
This includes dating violence.
Rich or poor, big city or small town, domestic abuse can happen to anyone, anywhere.
It doesn’t discriminate against race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender.
Traditionally domestic abuse involves intimate partners, but it can refer to many types of domestic relationships such as roommates, for example.
Below are the warning signs for different types of domestic abuse.
If you’re experiencing even a couple of these, please reach out to us for help.
Abuse is never okay and it’s not your fault.