What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence may look different to different people and different cultures. Factors can be ingrained in us from a very young age.
Violent or aggressive behavior within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner.
• One or both of the partners uses psychological, physical, or sexual violence to try to get power or control over the other.
• Domestic violence can occur in heterosexual and same-sex relationships
• Domestic Violence can also occur between a parent and child, siblings, or even roommates.
Does Non-physical violence exist?
Yes - non-physical violence does exist.
Examples of non-physical abuse includes:
Emotional/Psychological Abuse: traumatizes the victim by acts,
threats of acts, or coercive tactics (e.g., humiliation, control,
withholding info, isolation, denying access to basic resources
Financial Abuse: withholding money, stealing money, and restricting
the use of finances