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Types of Power-Based Abuse

The First Step is Understanding

Power-based abuse takes many forms

Power-based abuse happens when someone uses power, control, or intimidation to harm someone physically or emotionally.

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The Four Types of Power-based Abuse

Domestic Abuse

Threatened or actual physical harm or abuse that happens in a personal, intimate relationship.

Sexual Assault

Actual, threatened, or attempted sexual contact with another person without that person’s consent.

Dating Violence

Violence or abuse that occurs in an intimate romantic relationship.

Stalking

Actions that make someone feel threatened, oppressed or intimidated regardless of the relationship.

 

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