Nebraska College Preparatory Academy


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Nebraska College Preparatory Academy Senior Capstone Project, Spring 2022


Copyright © 2022 Odalys Garcia


When conversing about domestic abuse, it can appear to be a sensitive or sort of dark topic. Although it is likely to be a disheartening case, it is important to proceed with empathy and decency. Domestic abuse is not as uncommon as it seems. So therefore it is best for readers and the general public to fully understand what domestic abuse truly is, what effects it has on a human being - emotionally, physically, and mentally-, and what are the causes of these harmful situations. DA can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is being used to either gain or maintain power and/or control over their intimate partner. It can be identified as anything physical, emotional, psychological, sexual, and economic threats or sort of action that can impact or affect another person.