What Is Domestic Violence? Worksheet

GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC GinaMarie Guarino, LMHC

Worksheet published on October 2nd, 2023

What Is Domestic Violence? Worksheet

Domestic violence is a serious issue that compromises the safety and well-being of vulnerable people. Education and awareness about domestic violence is an important part of intervention and keeping clients safe. Victims in domestic violence situations often feel pressure to not speak up. They feel trapped in the cycle of violence and fearful of the consequences that come from talking about their experiences.

When left unaddressed, domestic violence can get worse. Each day that a client is in a domestic violence situation is a risk, so it is important to educate vulnerable clients about the dangers and warning signs of domestic violence.

About This Worksheet

This is the What Is Domestic Violence worksheet. This worksheet provides a brief overview of the definition and warning signs of domestic violence. It also offers a checklist of experiences that suggest a client may be a victim of domestic violence.

If you suspect that a client you are working with is a victim of domestic violence, this worksheet can be an aid in educating them about their circumstances. It can also help them come to terms with their position and what they need to do to take care of themselves.

This worksheet is best used with adults in individual sessions at the mental health professional’s discretion.


A mental health professional using this worksheet should be trained in the intervention of domestic violence. It is intended to be used as an aid in educating about the warning signs and common experiences of domestic violence.

This worksheet is to be completed with the therapist’s guidance. Begin by introducing the worksheet and reviewing the definition of domestic violence. Then, review the warning signs of domestic violence and answer the questions your client may have.

Allow the client time to answer the reflection questions and review the results together. Leave time at the end of the exercise to reflect on how the client relates to the content on the worksheet.

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