Post Separation Power and Control Wheel

mom consoling toddler girlThe Power and Control Wheel of domestic violence is a very well-known and used tool  developed in Duluth, Minnesota, by the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project (DAIP). It reflects the experiences of women who have been battered by their male partners.

Now translated into more than 40 languages the Wheel is used around the world by those working to support women who have experienced violence, to educate the public about the dynamics of woman abuse and in partner abuse groups for men who are abusers.

DAIP ( has just released a new wheel – the Post Separation Power and Control Wheel – which looks at the issues facing women and their children after they leave an abuser; in particular, the ways in which an abuser uses the children to maintain his power and control over his former partner.

View the post separation wheel.