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Local health worker equates domestic abuse to terrorism

February 10th, 2013 6:34 pm by Rex Barber and Brad Hicks

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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