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Living Domestic Violence. PRISONERS OF A VERY PRIVATE WAR. Pattern of multiple coercive behaviors Used by one person to gain power and control over another in an intimate relationship. May include: Verbal abuse Emotional control Medical neglect Economic control Legal intimidation

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Living Domestic Violence

PRISONERS OF A

VERY PRIVATE WAR


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Pattern of multiple coercive behaviors

Used by one personto gain power and control overanother in an intimate relationship

May include:

Verbal abuse

Emotional control

Medical neglect

Economic control

Legal intimidation

Psychological intimidation

Stalking/monitoring/ isolation

Sexual assault

Physical violence

*(See “Shades of Gray” handout)

Domestic Violence


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Domestic Violenceis not…

  • Resistance Violence

  • Pre-emptive Violence

  • Situational Violence

  • Pathological Violence

  • Mutually Toxic

BY DEFINITION, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CANNOT BE MUTUAL!


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Assumes:

Only physical violence is abuse

Lack of connection to the abuser

The victim’s community supports separation

The victim has all necessary resources for safety/independence

Ignores:

Conditioning from non-physical forms of abuse

Social conditioning to “fix” relationships

“Prison guard” vested in victim’s imprisonment and:

Social allies

Institutional allies

“But if my partner hit me, I wouldn’t take it…I’dleave!”


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ONE IMPORTANT DIFFERENCE

Prisoners of War know the potential risks of going to war…

Victims of Intimate

Partner Violence DO NOT!


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The Kiss of the Frog Prince

If you put a frog in boiling water, it is going to jump out…

If you put the frog in a pot of water, then slowly bring the water up to boil…

IT WILL BOIL TO DEATH!

(No frogs were harmed in the making of this slide.)


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Cycle of Violence

Calm Phase

Tension-Building Phase

Contrition Phase

Explosion Phase


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Domestic Violence

Child

Abuse

Mental

Illness

Substance

Abuse

Co-occurring Issues


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Making the break…

Power and

Control


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Courts: The Final Barrier,The Ultimate Authority

V

S

RIGHT

TO

ACCESS

RIGHT

TO

PROTECT


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“You Can’t Legislate Emotional Abuse!”

The Geneva Convention set up to protect POW’s:

  • RIGHTS

  • PROHIBITIONS

  • Including protections against forms of emotional abuse…

PROTECTIONS THAT WOULD BE USEFUL FOR VICTIMS OF

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND THEIR CHILDREN!!


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