Intimate partner violence (IPV), often called domestic violence or relationship abuse, is a pattern of abusive or violent behaviors used by one partner in an intimate relationship to establish and maintain power and control over the other. At it's root, IPV is about power and control; tactics may include any or all of the following: emotional/verbal abuse, psychological abuse, financial abuse, abuse/manipulation of children, physical and sexual abuse (or threats thereof) and stalking.
IPV does not discriminate.
Contrary to popular belief:
Red flags and warning signs of an abuser include but are not limited to:
For anonymous, confidential help available 24/7, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) now See Additional Resource for local number
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