The Power & Control diagram is a helpful tool in understanding the overall pattern of abusive and violent behaviors, which are used by a batterer to establish and maintain control over their partner. Very often, one or more violent incidents are accompanied by an array of these other types of abuse. They are less easily identified, yet firmly establish a pattern of intimidation and control in the relationship.
FACT: Abuse is never a one time event. This chart uses the wheel to show the relationship of physical abuse to other forms of abuse. Each part shows a way to control or gain power.
CONTROL: A Sign of Domestic Abuse.
Fact Source: DomesticViolence.org
Fact Source: Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc.
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