Power & Control

Domestic Violence is about holding Power & Control over another Person

What is Intimate Partner Domestic Violence?

Intimate partner domestic violence is a pattern of controlling behavior used to maintain power in a relationship by one partner over the other. A perpetrator may use a range of abusive behaviors to control their partner. We use the Power & Control wheel to help identify these behaviors.

Power & Control Tactics Examples of domestic violence in relationships

Healthy Relationships Wheel

What makes a relationship healthy?

YWCA Spokane has provided a Healthy Relationship Wheel to help convey what a healthy relationship could include. One based on respect, trust, and nonviolence.

Comparing and contrasting the Healthy Relationship wheel with the Power & Control Wheel can help look at the changes needed for someone to move from being abusive to embracing a non-violent partnership.

For instance, instead of using coercion and threats, a partner resolves conflict or a disagreement based on negotiation and fairness.

Blog

Jul 2, 2024 Jul 24 @ 4:58 am

2024 Board of Directors – Emily Sumner

Thank You Each of our wonderful Board of Directors is so passionate about our community and dedicates their time, talent, and resources towards the fulfillment of our mission. On behalf of our team, those we serve, and our community we…

Jun 24, 2024 Jul 24 @ 4:58 am

Celebrating Success in Gun Safety Amidst Recent Supreme Court Decision

I am grateful to be able to share some good news with you today about one of the ways we’re collaborating with law enforcement to prevent senseless violence and protect survivors.

Events

Jul 12, 2024 Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

Jul 10, 2024 Aug 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

August 8th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on August 8th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

Jun 11, 2024 Aug 12 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Transformations Camp – August 2024

August 12th – 16th, 2024 9:00 am – 2:00 pm every day A special week-long summer empowerment camp centering the experienes of young women of color This camp includes: Free breakfast, lunch and snacks The opportunity for youth to get…