Domestic Violence Index

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Domestic violence, or intimate partner abuse, is when one person in an intimate relationship uses any means to control the other person. It may take many forms, including emotional, psychological, physical, sexual, or economic abuse. Risk factors for domestic violence include drug and alcohol abuse, unemployment, and having a relationship with the victim. Part of treating domestic violence involves keeping the victim safe and developing a safety plan for home and the workplace.

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Terms related to Domestic Violence:

  • Battered Men
  • Battered Women
  • Family Violence
  • Intimate Partner Abuse
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Teen Intimate Partner Abuse