The Cycle of Teen Domestic Violence
Cycle of abuse - Wikipedia
The term cycle of violence refers to repeated and dangerous acts of violence as a cyclical pattern,  associated with high emotions and doctrines of retribution or revenge. It often refers to violent behavior learned as a child, and then repeated as an adult, therefore continuing on in a perceived cycle. A cycle of abuse generally follows the following pattern: . A cyclical nature of domestic violence is most prevalent in intimate terrorism IT , which involve a pattern of ongoing control using emotional, physical and other forms of domestic violence and is what generally leads victims, who are most often women, to women's shelters. It is what was traditionally the definition of domestic violence and is generally illustrated with the "Power and Control Wheel"  to illustrate the different and inter-related forms of abuse.
Domestic Violence Statistics
Domestic violence is a serious threat for many women. Know the signs of an abusive relationship and how to leave a dangerous situation. Your partner apologizes and says the hurtful behavior won't happen again — but you fear it will. At times you wonder whether you're imagining the abuse, yet the emotional or physical pain you feel is real. If this sounds familiar, you might be experiencing domestic violence.
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