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Abusive Power and Control within the Domestic Violence Shelter

Training Tools
General Material
Published Date
January, 2002
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"This 'power and control wheel' was created (...) to illustrate how domestic violence shelters may inadvertently abuse power and control over survivors who seek services from them. In no way is this meant to discount the fact that advocates have been doing, and continue to do, extremely important and life-saving work. Rather, it is meant to incite discussion as to what we still need to work on in our empowerment-based and social change advocacy."