How Domestic Violence Intersects With....

Within every community, there are unique ways in which domestic violence may present and each population may have different barriers to seeking assistance.  Learn more about the intersection of domestic violence and multiple communities below. 

*Please note, this page is a work in progress and will be updated periodically. Pages to come include: Domestic Violence and Mental Health, Domestic Violence and the Asian Pacific Islander Community, Domestic Violence and the Military, Domestic Violence and the Elderly, and much more. 

Members of the Black community are disproportionately impacted by domestic violence. However, victims may not seek services due to racism, a fear of further stigmatizing their community, and harmful stereotypes. 

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Up to 1 in 4 adults in the United States have some form of disability according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. People with disabilities are 3x more likely to experience violence than someone without a disability. 

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Within the Hispanic and Latino, Latina, and Latinx community, there are several culture factors such as familismo, religion, and strong gender role expectations that can cause challenges for people experiencing abuse.


Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used to maintain power and control over another person. While this remains true for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, there are a few unique tactics that abusive partners may implement in these relationships.

Stalking and DV

If a person is experiencing both domestic violence and stalking, then their risk for intimate partner homicide is three times greater than a person experiencing stalking without domestic violence. Stalking is the number 8 risk factor for intimate partner homicide.


Experiencing domestic violence could impact a person's job performance, productivity, and ability to concentrate. A victim may use their phone more often, be late to work, have their partner frequently visit, or wear unusual clothing or make up.