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Domestic Violence, also known as Intimate Partner Violence

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Domestic Violence, also known as Intimate Partner Violence

If this is an emergency or you are afraid for your life, call 911 or your local police service.

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a pattern of behavior used by one person to gain power and control over another with whom he/she has or has had an intimate relationship.  This pattern of behavior may include physical violence; sexual, financial, religious/spiritual, emotional, and psychological intimidation; verbal abuse; stalking; and using electronic devices to harass and control.

Intimate Partner Violence can occur between:

  • Current or former intimate partners;
  • Adults or adolescents;
  • People of all racial, economic, educational and religious backgrounds;
  • People in heterosexual and same-sex relationships who are:
  • Living together or separately;
  • Married or common-law;
  • In short or long-term relationships.

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Last modified on Aug 06, 2015