Domestic Violence Awareness at The University of Michigan
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About Abuse

Abuse hurts. The University of Michigan cares.

Domestic violence inflicts emotional and physical pain on members of our University community. Sometimes it threatens or even ends their lives. Abuse spills over into the workplace, affecting productivity, costs of benefits and health care and workplace safety. This website provides information for anyone interested in learning more about domestic violence. It provides resources for people who experience abuse in their relationships; managers, supervisors and co-workers who need or wish to help; and those who abuse their partners. By reading this website, you will learn to recognize domestic violence, respond to co-workers who may be in abusive relationships, and refer them to people who can help.

This wheel shows that physical violence is only a small part of what the abuser is doing. Not all abusers use all of these tactics, and not all victims are at risk for all of these threats. To further understand the issues shown in the "Wheel of Power and Control," review these definitions.

Learn why a survivor would stay in an abusive relationship.

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