Power, Control, and Response Wheels

Power and control are the basic elements of an abusive relationship. In the hands of an abuser, almost anything can be used as a weapon to wield power and control over another. However, people in certain social or economic situations may be more vulnerable to weapons of power and control than others. For example, the abuser of an immigrant may threaten to report them to the police or the abuser of a faithful person may misinterpret sacred texts against them. To better understand the diverse barriers that victims face, please explore the Power and Control Wheel adaptations below. 

Power and Control Wheels

In response to wheels showing the nuances of power and control, Safe Havens developed a series of Faith-based Response Wheels. These wheels illustrate some major ways in which your faith community can help end the cycle of power and control.

Faith-Based Response Wheels

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