This is where family pressures and bonds are used to keep the target in a controlled state.

This can come in the form of using family values and members to pressure a victim into staying in a bad relationship.

Another use would be the threat, or not uncommonly, the actual act of withholding a child unnecessarily from a stable, healthy parent for the purpose of control.

In our society, 79.3% of custody battles result in men losing access to their child (source: Justice Canada).

This form of abuse tends to have multiple victims including the intended target.

If you or someone you know has been a target of Family Abuse, our Domestic Abuse Recovery Program might be for you.

Alternatively, you can Contact Us, and an Intake Agent will call you regarding your request as soon as possible.

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