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Warning Signs of Domestic Violence


These are some characteristics common
 to perpetrators of domestic violence.

Extreme Jealousy

Controlling Behavior

Unpredictable Behavior

Unrealistic Expectations

Isolates Victim

Blames Others

Minimizes or Denies Abuse


Cruel to Children or Animals

Uses Force During Sex

Verbally Abusive

Sudden Mood Swings

Past History of Battering

Threatens Violence

Breaks or Strikes Objects

Uses Force During an Argument 



Victims often display these characteristics.  The longer the abuse continues, the more extreme these characteristics become.

Physical Signs of Injury

Low Self-Esteem


Isolated From Family & Friends

Blames Self

Suffers from Anxiety

Abusive Toward Others

Neglects Self or Children

Feels Hopeless

Makes Excuses for Batterer

Suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Self-Medicates With  Drugs or Alcohol



If someone you know needs help, call 1-800-799-SAFE
The Center for Violence Prevention
P.O. Box 6279
Pearl, MS 39288
601-932-4198, 800-266-4198

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The Center for Violence Prevention
P.O. Box 6279 Pearl, MS 39288-6279
Phone:  601-932-4198  Fax:  601-936-7749