Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. It can happen among family members and between couples who are married, living together, or who are dating.
Abuse is a pattern of repeated behaviors that establish power and control over someone else. Abusers harm, cause fear, prevent someone from doing what they wish, or force them to do what they don't want to do. Many different forms of abuse can be going on at any one time. Different forms of abuse include:
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Sexual Abuse
- Financial Abuse
For more information on Domestic Violence and the types of abuse, check out the tabs on the right. If you feel that a partner, spouse, relative, or friend is becoming abusive, call 1.800.770.1650 or text 'IOWAHELP' to 20121 to talk with an advocate.