Understanding Abuse

 

What is Domestic Violence?

A pattern of behavior used to maintain power and control over another partner.

Anyone of any age, race, religion, or gender can be a victim of domestic violence. Unfortunately, anyone of any age, race, religion, or gender can also be a perpetrator of domestic violence.

Behaviors that cause physical harm or instill fear in a partner are examples of domestic violence. Preventing a partner from doing what they want to, or forcing them to do things they don't want to are also signs of domestic violence. Domestic violence can include physical or sexual violence. It can also include threats or intimidation, as well as economic deprivation.

If you are in a situation where you do not feel safe, please contact us today.

Give us a call at 408-703-2001 or toll free at 888-339-3193. 

If you are in an emergency situation and need immediate help, please call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233.