Intimate partner violence may also include physical abuse, threat of abuse, and emotional abuse.
In the case of dating violence and domestic violence, it is recommended that the survivor logs incidents with dates/times/witnesses, photograph injuries, seek medical care, etc.
Dawn Cuthbertson, Gender Based Violence Advocate 253-538-6304 [email protected]’s Center for Gender Equity provides support, advocacy and a safe place to talk.
718 Court E, Tacoma, WA 98402 [email protected] Phone: 253-798-4166 Toll Free: 800-764-2420 TDD: 253-798-4620 Pierce County Sexual Assault Center Medical and legal advocacy; individual, couples and family therapy; prevention education; community education; professional training.
It occurs in both heterosexual and LGBTQ relationships. If you have been the victim of dating or domestic violence, you are not alone. Please see the links to the right for resources and for more information about dating and domestic violence The behaviors associated with relationship abuse all stem from one person's use of power and control over another.
While it is important to remember that we all have different cultural practices, beliefs, and experiences that shape our view of what intimate relationships look like, everyone deserves to feel safe and respected. The Domestic Abuse Intervention Project in Duluth, Minn., developed a tool called the the power and control wheel [PDF] that illustrates these relationships.
Domestic violence can happen to people of all ages, races, ethnicities, and religions.
The New York City Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence offers several youth-focused programs including the NYC Healthy Relationship Training Academy and the Adopt-A-School/Relationship Abuse Prevention Program.
Intimate partner, domestic and/or dating violence means any physical or sexual harm against an individual by a current or former spouse of or person in a dating or cohabitating relationship with such individual that results from any action by such spouse or such person that may be classified as a sexual assault under section 53a-70, 53a-70a, 53a-70b, 53a-71, 53a-72a, 53a-72b, or 53a-73a of the general statutes, stalking under section 53a-181c, 53a-181d or 53a-181e of the general statutes, or domestic or family violence as designated under section 46b-38h of the general statutes.
Dating or domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, is a pattern of ongoing power and control by one dating partner over another.
Examples of dating or domestic violence include threatening a partner or their family, coercing them into doing something they don’t want to do, constantly belittling them, controlling what they can and cannot do, deciding who they can go out with and when, isolating them from friends and family, controlling their finances and access to resources, or physically hitting, kicking, punching, slapping, or scratching.