Domestic violence manifests itself differently in each culture based on the language and values of their people. The Deaf community is unique because it has language and cultural norms without geographic borders. Domestic violence in the Deaf community is often overlooked by hearing professionals; advocates, law enforcement, medical professionals, etc. DeafHope advocates have compiled information and interviews gathered over the past five years from Deaf survivors of domestic violence into the Deaf Power and Control Wheel. Thanks to the Domestic Violence Intervention Project of Duluth, Minnesota for their pioneering work. Click here for a printable version of the DeafHope Power and Control Wheel.
The links below shows various of Power Wheels that have been adapted from the power and control wheel and the equality wheel to provide the idea of how violence is developed.
Power & Control Wheel
Power & Control Wheel – Spanish
Medical Power & Control Wheel
Immigrant Power & Control Wheel
Advocating for Victims of Domestic Violence
Children Coping with Family Violence Wheel
LGBT Power & Control Wheel
LGBT Power & Control Wheel (Spanish)
Credit: National Domestic Violence Hotline
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National Training Project
Domestic Abuse Intervention Project
202 East Superior Street, Duluth, MN, 55802, 218-722-2781