Marshall County Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Domestic violence occurs between people who know each other. Examples include:
- Husband & Wives
- Boyfriends & Girlfriends
- Same Sex Partners
- Adult Relatives
- Parents & Their Children
The violence can be physical, but may also be in the form of threats, intmidation, isolation, economic control, emotional abuse, or sexual abuse.
Domestic violence is an equal opportunity destroyer. It knows no boundaries. It occurs in all age groups, all nationalities, all religions, all education levels, and all economic groups.
Domestic violence not only happens to the victim, but also affects all members of the household and the broader community.
Domestic violence leaves it's horrible footprints on children, mothers, fathers, other relatives and friends. Domestic violence erodes hope and destroys lives. It instills fear and a feeling of powerlessness. Left unchecked, it spreads to the next generation, and the cycle starts over again.