Domestic violence takes many forms – physical violence, sexual assault, economic control, psychological/emotional abuse, or a combination of more than one.
Domestic violence is a crime that affects thousands of people in the United States every day.
Men commit over 90 percent of the reported cases of domestic violence.
Yet traditional domestic abuse programs focus on women and children – the victims of family violence – rather than the batterer.
If you are not from the Midcoast Maine area, here are some resources that may be of help to you: the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence at 1-866-83-4HELP or via the web at the National Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-800-799-7233 or via the web at
The following is a list of behaviors that may indicate a potential batterer.
The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence is the federally designated statewide coalition of shelters, non-residential programs and individuals working to end domestic violence in Louisiana. What are the warning signs of an abusive relationship? Why do victims stay in or return to abusive relationships?For example, childhood physical or sexual victimization is a risk factor for future IPV perpetration and victimization.A combination of individual, relational, community, and societal factors contribute to the risk of becoming an IPV perpetrator or victim.Understanding these multilevel factors can help identify various opportunities for prevention.If you are in Midcoast Maine in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties, New Hope for Women is here to help by calling our toll-free number at 1-800-522-3304, visiting our ‘Contact’ page, or stopping by any of our Midcoast offices.People who have not been abused by an intimate partner often say that if their partner ever abused them they certainly would leave. Domestic violence victims/survivors are not always passive – they are employing survival techniques every day to protect themselves & their children – everything short of leaving. Staying in or returning to an abusive relationship is a complex decision that may be a very rational survival mechanism.Read more FAQs and Answers from NNEDV Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors used by one partner to control the other in an intimate relationship.By some estimates, close to 90% of all domestic violence victims are women.