What is Domestic Violence?
Definition: Domestic violence is a pattern of repeated physical, sexual, and psychological (emotional) manipulation and coercion to keep control and power over a family member, roommate, domestic partner, or a dating partner.
Here are the SIGNS of domestic violence:
- Physical and sexual abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Economic abuse
- Coercion and Threats
- Use of Children
- Jealousy and Blame to Justify Actions
- Spiritual Abuse
Physical, sexual, psychological/emotional and financial abuse is a crime!
Domestic Violence and Deafness
People with hearing loss are at higher risk of being long-term victims of domestic violence and sexual assault due to the lack of accessible services.