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DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Domestic violence is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors, including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks, as well as economic coercion, that adults or adolescents use against their intimate partner.
Back to Top FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Do women who stay in abusive relationships like the abuse?
When men fight, people tend to view it as natural, because “boys will be boys.” Women, because they are stereotyped as sensitive and passive, are not expected to be violent. The need to exercise power and control is the cause of domestic violence.
It is important to remember, however, that it is not the cause.
The Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV) has a hotline that can direct you to services in your area. In the Florida Keys you can reach the Domestic Abuse Shelter, Inc.
(DAS) 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (305) 743-4440. Build upon her hopes, dreams, and plans for the future. Rebuild her social-support network or create an alternative network that is trustworthy.
If she is in danger it is very difficult to think beyond the immediate crisis.
She does not need someone to tell her to “snap out of it” or to insult her for being in her position.
You can look in the local phone book or in a community services directory for the phone number of a shelter and counseling services closest to you.