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 14 @ 7:22 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 14 @ 7:22 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

May 20, 2024 Jul 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 201 Training: Learning in Action

July 15th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this new free, virtual training on July 15th. Learn more about the unique barriers and challenges survivors navigate on a daily basis and talk through how you might help a…

May 20, 2024 Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DV 201 Training: Learning in Action

July 18th, 2024 2:00pm – 3:30pm Join YWCA Spokane for this new free, virtual training on July 18th. Learn more about the unique barriers and challenges survivors navigate on a daily basis and talk through how you might help a…

May 6, 2024 Jul 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Transformations Camp – July 2024

July 22nd – 26th, 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…