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Understanding power and control

Domestic and family violence centers around the need of the abuser to gain and retain power and control. The below information explains in depth what the Power and Control Wheel means. It will cover:

  • Understanding the Power and Control Wheel
  • Understanding the use of physical and sexual abuse to gain power and control
  • Understanding the use of intimidation to gain power and control
  • Understanding how emotional abuse is used to gain power and control
  • Understanding how isolation is used to gain power and control
  • Understanding how minimising, denying and blaming are used to gain power and control
  • Understanding how children are used to gain power and control
  • Understanding the use of male privilege to gain power and control
  • Understanding coercion and threats to gain power and control

 

Understanding the Power & Control Wheel

This video explains the domestic violence tactics used to gain power and control. (Duration 2.19 minutes). The 8 different tactics often used within a violence where the perpetrator chooses to use violence. These are using Intimidation, using Emotional Abuse, using Isolation, using Minimising, Denying, Blaming, using Children, using Male Privilege, using Economic Abuse, using Coercion and Threats.

    Understanding the use of physical & sexual abuse to gain power & control

    This video explains how physical and sexual abuse is used to gain power and control within domestic violence. (Duration 2.53 minutes)

    Understanding the use of intimidation to gain power & control

    This video explains the domestic violence power tactic of intimidation. (Duration 3.46 minutes)

    Understanding how emotional abuse is used to gain power & control

    This video explains how emotional abuse is used to slowly gain power and control. (Duration 4.47 minutes)

    Understanding the use of isolation to gain power & control

    This video explains how men use male privilege to gain power and control in a relationship where the male chooses to use violence within the relationship. (Duration 3.07 minutes)

    Understanding how minimising, denying & blaming are used to gain power & control

    This video explains the domestic violence tactics of minimising, denying and blaming to gain power and control. (Duration 4.25 minutes)

    Understanding how children are used to gain power & control

    This video explains how someone choosing to use domestic and family violence use children to gain power and control. (Duration 3.31 minutes)

    Understanding the use of male privilege to gain power & control

    This video explains how men use male privilege to gain power and control in a relationship where the male chooses to use violence within the relationship. (Duration 3.14 minutes)

    Understanding coercion & threats to gain power & control

    This video explains the domestic violence power tactic of coercion and threats. (Duration 1.40 minutes)

     

     

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