Domestic Violence Facts
What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence is the use of physical, threatening, or controlling behavior by a spouse, partner, or someone involved in a dating relationship. The abuse often becomes more frequent and more violent over time.
Though domestic violence is often physical through acts such as pushing, hitting, forced sexual acts, and more, it can take many other forms including threats, insults, isolation, lying, neglect, and financial limitation.
Domestic violence affects both the victim's physical and mental health, and also has a devastating effect on children who are exposed to it.