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What is Family Violence?

Family violence is relationship violence among adults and children within a self-defined family.

The term "family violence" is broad and inclusive of the following:

·         Child abuse and neglect

·         Domestic or intimate partner violence

·         Domestic elder abuse or neglect

·         Animal Abuse and neglect

Family violence can affect you as an attorney through your clients, your employees and colleagues in the workplace, and your private life with friends and family. Being educated not only on the effects of family violence, but also how to prevent or intervene in situations of family violence or abuse, is essential.