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"...the Power and Control Wheel connects abusive behaviours. Each spoke represents a tactic. The rim representing the use of physical and sexual violence, binds the system together to give it strength." Pence 1987


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A pattern that has been called the 'cycle of violence' operates in many abusive relationships.


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Adapted from Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, Duluth Minnesota.


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