Cycle of Violence

Although battering may seem unpredictable, it does follow a cyclical pattern. This cycle can repeat many times during a relationship and it can occur throughout many generations of relationships.
 
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+Cycle of Violence Concept taken from Lenore Walker’s work, The Battered Woman. New York: Harper and Row, 1979 Actual image from http://www.alliancedomesticviolenceshelter.org/about_domestic_violence.htm