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What is Domestic Violence?

Authored By: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
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What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background.

Violence against women is often accompanied by emotionally abusive and controlling behavior, and thus is part of a systematic pattern of dominance and control. Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma, and sometimes death. The consequences of domestic violence can cross generations and truly last a lifetime.


Click the links below for more information on domestic violence and help.

Domestic Violence - Explained : www.ncadv.org

Get Help: www.ncadv.org

Violence against Women - Women'shealth.gov: womenshealth.gov