The 'Power and Control Wheel' has been used for many years to describe the central power and control dynamic that operates in many kinds of abusive relationships. Abuse is not always physical or sexual; there are many other ways that unhealthy power and control is used in a relationship. By contrast, the 'Equality Wheel' shows characteristics of a relationship that is based on equal value and respect. The 'Faith Leaders Wheel' shows how churches and faith communities can make a positive difference in preventing and responding to abuse in relationships.
Domestic Abuse Awareness: Dynamics of Power "Wheel" Illustration