Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling behavior that may include physical, sexual, economic, emotional, and psychological abuse of one family member or intimate partner by another. The goal of domestic violence is to establish and maintain power and control.
Domestic violence affects individuals of all races, genders, and income levels in communities large and small. But together, we can end it.
Learn more about the effects of domestic violence, how children are affected by violence in their homes, and what you can do to help someone who may be in an abusive relationship.