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What is domestic violence? (next)

    Domestic violence is about power and control. It includes actual or threatened physical attacks, emotional or psychological attacks, sexual attacks, stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment or any criminal offense that results in injury or death. Domestic violence is between family or household members, or between parents of a child, whether or not those parents are or have ever been married, or have ever lived together. An abuser commonly gains advantage by threatening, coercing, intimidating and even blaming the victim for the abuse, while, at the same time, denying or minimizing the abusive behavior. The web of control is usually enhanced by isolating the victim from relationships with friends, family and other support systems. Typically, the abuser controls decision-making and economic resources including all family finances and the victimís ability to work or travel.

What is domestic violence? | Who uses violence in relationships?
 How can I recognize domestic violence?
How can I stop domestic violence? | Domestic violence resources
What is child abuse? | What is neglect? | Who is required to report child abuse or neglect?
How can I recognize child abuse or neglect? | Child abuse and neglect resources
Effects of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect on children

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