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Domestic Violence

picture of broken vaseCore Characteristics of Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors, including physical, sexual and psychological attacks, as well as economic coercion, that is used against an intimate partner. This pattern of behavior includes a variety of tactics that may be criminal, may cause physical injury, and may occur on a daily basis.

Domestic Violence

Adapted from Children Exposed to Violence. Published by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation