What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic violence is the intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. Domestic violence is an epidemic affecting individuals regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality.
A FEW EXAMPLES: Pushing, pinching or biting, slapping, beating, or kicking, chocking, backing you into a corner, pinning you down, throwing objects, hair pulling, not allowing you to leave a room, spitting.
A FEW EXAMPLES: Unwanted touching, fondling, kissing or any type of unwanted contact with you or someone else’s body.
A FEW EXAMPLES: Confinement, isolation, humiliation, intimidation, or any other treatment which may diminish the sense of identity, dignity, and self-worth of victim.
A FEW EXAMPLES: Yelling or swearing, bullying, name calling or insults; mocking. Threats, ignoring or excluding