domestic violence

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domestic violence

Physical or emotional abuse of a household member, especially one's spouse or domestic partner.

domes′tic vi′olence

acts of violence against a member of one's immediate family, esp. in the home.
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Noun1.domestic violence - violence or physical abuse directed toward your spouse or domestic partnerdomestic violence - violence or physical abuse directed toward your spouse or domestic partner; usually violence by men against women
violence, force - an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists); "he may accomplish by craft in the long run what he cannot do by force and violence in the short one"
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when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
Too many women and men experiencing domestic violence are forced to uproot their lives when their safety is at riskmaking it even harder for them to meet their financial responsibilities, including paying back student loans, said Senator Murray.
Potter-Efron presents students, academics, researchers, working mental healthcare professionals, and social workers with the second edition of his handbook on the treatment of domestic violence offenders, consciously connecting anger management to domestic violence.
A growing body of evidence suggests that, as well as the potential for breaking the cycle of domestic violence, the introduction of workplace protections for people affected by domestic violence saves employer costs, eg recruitment and re-training, and increases productivity.
According to the study, titled "Protection of Persons Under Threat," local authorities and police officers counsel individuals who complain about domestic violence to seek a remedy in prosecutor's offices, and they avoid taking preventive actions to protect those individuals.
Victims will receive extra help and support from the new court - which is one of 18 new Specialist Domestic Violence Courts being set up by the Government.
Womenspace and SOS hope that people will tape the fliers in the windows of their homes, communicating to their neighbors and the world that they are taking a stand against domestic violence.
Domestic violence and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1.
The Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Shelter was started 26 years ago with the help of Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D.
Partnering with the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the campaign, "Take a stand against domestic violence," is designed as an intervention message to educate service members and their families about domestic violence and connect them to the 24-hour-a-day hotline, said Gail McGinn, who is performing the duties of the principal deputy undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness.
The Domestic Violence Intervention Unit can provide services that counter domestic violence while new legislation will help protect victims coming to Manitoba with protection orders from other provinces.
Most of these states actively screened clients by directly questioning them about domestic violence, whereas five states simply notified clients of domestic violence waivers without making a direct inquiry.

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