Domestic violence is as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.
Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person.
These acts may include physical, sexual, verbal, mental or emotional abuse. It doesn't matter what your gender is, what your sexual orientation is, how old you are, how much money you have, how athletic or popular you are, or who your family is.
I’d rather you didn’t go to their house." "I don’t like them.All people, regardless of gender, age, race, culture, sexual orientation, economic status, national origin, disability, or religion, can be victims of abuse.It’s not always easy to spot an abusive relationship.Questions concerning student conduct policies and procedures should be directed to the Office of Student Conduct, 307 Pratt Hall, (724) 357-1264.Below is a list of common types and examples of abuse. Domestic and dating violence are all about the need for one person to gain power and control over another individual.