- Montana Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence - http://mcadsv.com -

Types of Abuse

Domestic Violence is not just physical violence. Domestic Violence is any behavior that is used to exert power and control over an intimate partner. Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling acts and not one separate incident. Domestic Violence  is not caused by drugs, alcohol, anger, mental illness or any other excuse. Types of abuse include physical [1], emotional [2], and economical [3] abuse, stalking and harassment [4].