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                                             IN CLARION COUNTY IMPACTED BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

Domestic Violence is a tactic of power and control and can include the following types of abuse:

PHYSICAL - pushing, hitting, kicking, tripping, strangling, biting, pulling hair, using weapons and restraining you (not letting you leave), or forcing alcohol/drug use.

EMOTIONAL - damaging one's self-worth. This may include constant criticism, name-calling, or damaging one's relationship with his/her children.

SEXUAL - forcing sexual contact without consent including marital rape, forcing sex after physical violence or treating one in a sexually demeaning manner.

ECONOMIC - making a person financially dependent by maintaining control over financial resources, withholding access to money, or forbidding school or employment.

PSYCHOLOGICAL - causing fear by intimidation, threatening physical harm to self, or others, harm to pets and property, and forcing isolation from family, friends, or school and/or work.