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Intimate Partner Violence

The Centre for Disease Control defines intimate partner violence as “physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy”.  From:

From the Canadian Women’s Foundation: “Most men are not abusive to their families. However, when family violence does occur, the victims are overwhelmingly female: 83% of all police-reported domestic assaults are against women.  This pattern is consistent for every province and territory across Canada. 

"The Power and Control Wheel"

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The Power and Control Wheel source has been used with permission by:

The Task Force on the Health Effects of Woman Abuse,

Middlesex London Health Unit (2000) 

“Task Force on the Health Effects of Woman Abuse – Final Report.”

London, Ontario:  Marion Boyd, Crosshealth Consultant Services.

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