Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is perpetrated through patterns of coercive and controlling behaviour to maintain power within a relationship. This includes (and is not limited to) all acts of abuse that are sexual, physical, psychological, emotional, verbal, financial, legal and spiritual, that result in harm or suffering.

Domestic Violence encompasses intimate partner relationships, as well as those within family systems. For example, within families-of-origin and partner families from parents and siblings alike; and more broadly in extended families for many cultures.

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