Domestic Violence Part I

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Merriam-Webster‘s defines domestic violence as the inflicting of physical injury by one family or household member on another; also: a repeated or habitual pattern of such behavior.

This definition has broadened by domestic advocates, counselors, therapist and practitioners a more thorough definition:

Domestic violence is repeated or habitual pattern behavior that may include verbal, psychological, economic, sexual, and physical abuse by current or former spouses, boy/girl-friends. Whether or not they live or lived together, dated, or shared a child. Domestic violence occurs in both opposite and same-sex relationships between couples of all ages.

Furthermore, WOMEN and MEN can be victims of domestic violence. Domestic violence can impact anyone at anytime regardless of race, gender, socio-economic status, religious affiliation and so on…

http://www.ncadv.org/

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