October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic Violence is an epidemic that affects individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. Domestic violence is the use of abusive techniques and behaviors by one intimate partner to gain and maintain power and control over the other. Most people think domestic violence is physical abuse, but there are many other types, such as verbal, emotional, sexual and economic abuse. Sadly, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four women will experience violence at the hands of her partner.