Types of DV (Domestic Violence)

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE a/k/a DOMESTIC ABUSE a/k/a INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE: a pattern of behavior from an intimate partner or former partner used to gain/maintain power and control over the other partner

PHYSICAL: hitting, slapping, kicking, punching, or otherwise physically hurting
the victim

EMOTIONAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL: non-physical behaviors that are meant to control,
isolate, or frighten the victim

COERCIVE CONTROL: considered by CDC (Center for Disease Control) and other resources to be a branch of emotional abuse. "Puppeteering" behavior, as the victim rarely understands that the abuser is using seemingly ordinary things to threaten the victim of impending harm if certain behaviors are/are not displayed. Victims have talked about a certain intimidating foot stomping while walking, breathing, the manner in which they place their arm on the back of the sofa, etc., by the perpetrator letting them know if they didn't comply a punishment of some sort would follow

VERBAL: emotional abuse that involves the use of oral language, gestured
language, and written language directed toward victim

behaviors, guilt/shame into unwanted sexual behaviors,
forced/ignored/sabotaged birth control methods or forced pregnancies

FINANCIAL/ECONOMIC: control over finances OR sabotage of finances OR
sabotage of ability to gain/retain finances

DIGITAL: the use of technologies such as texting or social media to bully,
harass, stalk or intimidate a victim

REVENGE PORN: the taking and/or posting of sexually illicit images of a
partner/former partner to use as blackmail

STALKING: watching, following, or repeated harassing, meant to make the victim
feel afraid or unsafe

SPIRITUAL/RELIGIOUS: ridiculing the victim’s beliefs, using spiritual texts to
justify/rationalize abusive behaviors, forced religious practices

Types of DV (Domestic Violence)