October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a ribbon of the color purple. Domestic violence is something many of us know about in general terms, but many of us wouldn’t recognize domestic violence that easily from the outside or even know what constitutes domestic violence. What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence is the use behavior or physicality to obtain power and control of someone that is normally in a relationship or the family member of a perpetrator of. It can be physical such as slapping, punching, kicking, choking, grabbing, and holding. Domestic violence can also be sexual, emotional, intimidation, control, isolation, verbal abuse, and economic abuse.