More than half of female victims of intimate violence live in households with children under 12.    
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    Domestic abuse is:
    • a pattern of violent and coercive tactics committed by one intimate partner against another.
    • a pattern of controlling behavior that consists of physical, sexual, and/or psychological abuse or assaults.
    • a learned pattern of behavior.
    • impactive to all those around the adult and child victim: family, friends, and co-workers.

    While most perpetrators are men, it is important to remember that most men are not perpetrators.

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