Domestic Violence Signs & Symptoms

Domestic violence often occurs behind closed doors and is thought of as a private, family or personal matter, even though abusers’ tactics affect the victim, victim’s children and household, friends, other family members, employers, and the whole community.

Warning Signs

Abusive and degrading behavior are not acceptable. There are a number of warning signs which can show that a partner is abusive.

Physical and Sexual Violence Power and Control Wheel. Click for full size.Abusive acts include:

Source: Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

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