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Local health worker equates domestic abuse to terrorism

Rex Barber and Brad Hicks • Feb 10, 2013 at 6:34 AM

When you think of terrorists, you may think of someone in another country plotting attacks against civilians, but domestic violence here at home is terrorism too, according to a local mental health professional.

The aggressor in a domestic violence situation commonly uses fear to manipulate and control the victim or victims, which is what a terrorist does, said Tim Perry, division director for children and youth for Frontier Health.

“You know, domestic violence is a form of terrorism,” Perry said.

Read the full story on the Johnson City Press website.

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