Domestic Violence - Dragonfly Warriors
What Does Domestic Violence Mean?
Domestic violence is a string of coercive behavior used to establish power and control by one intimate partner over the other. It can occur amongst adults or adolescents where the batterer can be a spouse/partner, ex-spouse/ex-partner, or parent of your child(ren).
What is Abuse?
Abuse is the use of physical, emotional, verbal, and/or sexual force by one person in a relationship to control and/or dominate the other. It involves the act of intimidating and frightening someone repeatedly through verbal threats and/or beating, over a period of time.
Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other factors. Women and men both can be victims of it.
Am I in an Abusive Relationship?
You may be in an abusive relationship if: