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Definition of Interpersonal Violence and Abuse

 

Interpersonal violence and abuse refers to violence and abuse that occurs between people who know each other.  It can occur within or outside a family setting.

 

Violence is when there is an unlawful exercise of physical force that may result in criminal charges or physical and/or sexual abuse. 

 

Abuse is when someone in a caring relationship does or says things to gain control over another person by hurting that person or causing feelings such as fear, anxiety, nervousness, guilt, helplessness or worthlessness.

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THE HARD TRUTH IN THE MS DELTA

82%

HAVEN'T REPORTED TO THE POLICE

55%

ARE VICTIMS DOMESTIC ABUSE

67%

DON'T TELL ANYONE ABOUT IT

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