What is Systemic Domestic Violence?

What IS systemic domestic violence?

Systemic domestic violence is domestic violence that occurs due to the system.  This includes policies and programs that exist (or don’t exist), that perpetuate the cycle of domestic violence.

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For example, when people are in crisis mode, they revert to basic human survival needs : fight, flight, or freeze.  Many individuals are in survival mode, due to current policies and programs that exist (or don’t exist).  Most notably, individuals lack empathy and empowerment.

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