Dating relationships power control wheel
You will notice that the center, or hub, of the wheel is "Power and Control." This is at the very heart of this wheel because power and control are the reasons abusers choose to use violence and other tactics against their dating partners.They want complete power over and control of their partners.The Power and Control Wheel is a tool that helps explain the different ways an abusive partner can use power and control to manipulate a relationship.Click on a spoke of the wheel to learn more about one of the forms of abuse, including examples and red flags. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication / program / exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.Women Are Safe, Inc., does not discriminate in regard to sex, race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or marital status. The program receives funding from United Way, from the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, and from the Gannett Foundation through The Tennessean.This program is partially funded under an agreement with the State of Tennessee, Department of Finance and Administration, Office of Criminal Justice Programs.Police receive a call for help in a domestic setting every seven minutes, yet they estimate only 18% of abused people make that call.
The diagram below from details how violent words and actions are tools an abusive partner uses to gain and maintain power and control over his or her partner.
(If you are on a mobile device, click here to see a static version of the Power and Control Wheel.) Do you recognize any of the warning signs in your own relationship? 2009-TA-AX-K015 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.
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In order to get that power and control, most teen abusers start out very slyly using the various tactics - or spokes - of the wheel, but usually increase their use of them over time.
These include anger/emotional abuse, using social status, intimidation, minimize/deny/blame, threats, sexual coercion, isolation/exclusion and peer pressure.