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Glossary of Terms

This concise document is a collection of terms pertaining to domestic violence, and especially to Battered Woman's Syndrome. It provides commonly used expressions and their definitions. Read More

Domestic Violence – Chapter 10

This article addresses the dynamics of domestic violence. It includes information regarding silence, cultural influences, the batterer profile, the battering cycle, risk factors for becoming a victim, obstacles to leaving an abusive relationship, barriers to... Read More

Dating Power and Control Wheel

Created by the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, this wheel lists examples of various forms of abuse, emphasizing that abuse is more than physical aggression. The categories of abuse include minimization and blame,... Read More

Continuum of Caring : Community Resource Clusters

This handout, Continuum of Caring: Community Resource Clusters, is made available by the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence. This wheel depicts the phases of needs and resource clusters for victims of domestic violence. Read More

Advocacy Empowerment Wheel

Created by the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, this wheel depicts the major components which engender empowerment through advocacy. It asks that advocates respect confidentiality, believe their victim and validate her experiences, acknowledge... Read More