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POWER AND CONTROL WHEEL

This chart shows you the kinds of behavior abusers use to get and keep control over their partners. Battering is never an accident. It is an intentional act used to gain control over the other person. Physical abuse is only one part of a whole series of behaviors an abuser uses against his/her partner. Violence is never an isolated behavior. There are other forms of abuse, which are shown in the Power and Control Wheel.
 

The Duluth Model Power and Control Wheel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Domestic Abuse Intervention Project; 206 West Fourth Street , Duluth, Minnesota 55806.

This project was supported by Grant No. 2002-WA-BX-0011 awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women and the U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.