The What, Why, and How of DVAM | The National Domestic Violence Hotline
Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence, domestic abuse, or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship. It can happen to anyone at any point in a relationship. Domestic violence includes behaviors that physically harm, cause fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish, or force them to behave in ways they do not want. This October, like everyone so far, we are bringing awareness to domestic violence through the #1Thing campaign and celebrating DVAM.