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.

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Mission Moment – WOC Classes

About The Women’s Opportunity Center (WOC) offers a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for survivors of trauma so they can rest, recover, and rebuild. These learning opportunities are designed to foster healing after trauma while nurturing a supportive community. All…

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May 6, 2024 Jun 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

June 24th, 2024 10:00am – 11:30am Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on June 24th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

May 20, 2024 Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DV 101 Training: Recognize. Respond. Refer.

June 27th, 2024 2:00pm – 3:30pm Join YWCA Spokane for this important free, virtual training on June 27th. Learn more about intimate partner domestic violence, how to help a friend, and about YWCA Spokane’s free and confidential services. This Training…

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…