What is Domestic Violence?
- Battering is a pattern of behavior used by someone to establish and maintain power and control over an adult intimate partner and/or family member.
- Battering is never an isolated incident. Abusers use a series of tactics to hold power and control over their victims.
The Power and Control Wheel is a general guide to these tactics. These tactics are strategies, not sudden flashes of uncontrollable anger. It is important to understand that people who abuse choose to be violent.