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Dating and Domestic Violence

on March 23, 2015

Healing Hands of Arizona

Dating and domestic violence: any act, attempt, or threat of force by a family member or intimate partner against another family member.

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Dating and domestic violence occurs in all socio-economic, educational, racial, and age groups. The issues of power and control are at the heart of family violence. The batterer uses acts of violence and a series of behaviors to gain power and control.

Behavioral Signs:

  • Intimidation: Smashing things, abusing pets, destroying victim’s property, displaying weapons.
  • Threats: Making and/or carrying out threats to harm the victim, to commit suicide, to report him or her to child welfare, to make him or her drop charges.
  • Isolation: Controlling what the victim does, sees, and reads, limiting who the victim talks to.
  • Emotional abuse: Putting the victim down, calling him or her names, making him or her think he or she’s crazy, playing mind games.

Warning Signs:

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