Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence.
Domestic violence can affect anyone, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Domestic violence occurs in same-sex relationships, and men can be victims as well.
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According to the U.S. Department of Justice, domestic violence may include:
Several or all of the above forms of violence and abuse may take place.
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Sources: U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence against Women, What is Domestic Violence?
If you said yes to one or more of these questions, you may be a victim of domestic violence. You are not alone, and help is available.
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