Power and Control Wheel
The Power and Control Wheel was developed by battered women in Duluth, MN who had been abused by their male partners and were attending women’s education groups sponsored by the Duluth Project women’s shelter.
The Wheel used in the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) curriculum is for men who have used violence against their female partners. While the Duluth Project recognizes that there are women who use violence against men, and that there are men and women in same-sex relationships who use violence, this wheel is meant specifically to illustrate men’s abusive behaviors toward women. The Equality Wheel was also developed for use with the same curriculum.
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DOMESTIC ABUSE INTERVENTION PROJECT
202 East Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
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