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Domestic Violence Intervention

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Domestic Violence defined as....
Domestic abuse, also called "domestic violence" or "intimate partner violence", can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.  Domestic abuse can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender.    (

Types of Domestic Violence


Abuser Behavior

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  • Physical abuse 

  • Sexual abuse

  • Emotional abuse 

  • Economic abuse 

  • Psychological abuse 

  • Threats 

  • Verbal abuse

  • Spiritual abuse

  • Stalking 

  • Cyberstalking 

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Shame  - “Emotional abusers often blame others for their troubles and belittle others in public and in front of others.”

Isolated - “You may feel restricted as the other party tracks your whereabouts or demands you be home at certain times.” Or perhaps you want to begin isolating yourself to avoid conflicts your partner creates.

Jealous - “An emotional cheater may do something as bold as cheat or simply compare you negatively to others in ways that leave you feeling off-balance and jealous.”

Helpless - “Making decisions that affect you without consulting you, or taking away your control of your physical environment or body.”

Crazy -  If you are feeling crazy, pay attention to your partner’s communications. Emotional abusers often use gaslighting, blatantly telling you something that is false, and turning positives into negatives (i.e., ‘What happened to you? You used to be so smart?’) to throw you off balance.”

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Batterers Intervention Program (BIP)

Batterer's intervention program (BIP) refers to a program that batterers attend as part of the legal system response to an act of domestic violence. A BIP aims victim safety and offender accountability. The program aims for education and rehabilitation of the batterer also.  (www.Batterer's Intervention Program [BIP] Law and Legal Definition | USLegal, Inc.)

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