Here are some types of abuse: Emotional Abuse/Verbal Abuse Non-physical behavior such as threats, insults, constant monitoring or “checking-in”, excessive texting, humiliation, intimidation or isolation.
Stalking Being repeatedly watched, followed, or harassed.
Physical Abuse Any intentional use of physical force with the intent to cause fear or injury, like hitting, shoving, biting, strangling, kicking or using a weapon.
Sexual Abuse Any action that impacts a person’s ability to control their sexual activity or the circumstances in which sexual activity occurs, including restricting access to birth control or condoms.
The Power and Control wheel gives examples of the types of abuse listed above.
The abuse is based on one partners need for having power and control over the other.
“The women didn’t have any reference point for what a relationship was supposed to look like.” So a short time later, the DAIP developed the Equality Wheel.Teen dating violence is a pattern of destructive behaviors one partner uses to exert power and control over a dating partner among adolescents.Like adult domestic violence, dating violence occurs in all groups regardless of socioeconomic status, sex, race, age, religion, gender, educational background and sexual orientation.Dating abuse is a pattern of abusive behaviors -- usually a series of abusive behaviors over a course of time -- used to exert power and control over a dating partner.Every relationship is different, but the things that unhealthy and abusive relationships have in common are issues of power and control.Violent words and actions are tools an abusive partner uses to gain and maintain power and control over their partner.