Power and Control

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 in Blog

Domestic Violence is not just physical violence.   There are eight types of violence that are driven by Power and Control.

  • Intimidation
  • Coercion and Threats
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Isolation
  • Minimizing, Denying, and Blaming
  • Using the Children
  • Economic Abuse
  • Male Privilege

All of these tactics are used to influence an intimate partner.  Our society defines violence in physical terms and we have to challenge this definition to stop the cycle of violence..