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Domestic Violence

 Domestic Violence                                       La violencia doméstica

Are you being hurt or controlled? Do you know someone who is? Domestic Violence is abuse by a current or former, spouse or a boyfriend or girlfriend, in order to maintain power and control over the other person. The abuse can take many forms including verbal, emotional, psychological, physical, sexual, and economic. Domestic violence can happen to anyone.

Abuse is:

  • Learned behavior
  • Often repeated and escalating
  • Coercive and targeted
  • Present in all ages, races, ethnicities, cultures, sexual orientations, religions, economic and education level
  • Carried out in an environment of fear and intimidation
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