Welcome to the DOVE Program at 

New York Presbyterian Hospital's Social Work Department


The Cycle of Abuse

It is hard to believe that a partner can be loving and violent at the same time. Often, the abuser is sorry and kind after the abuse, creating a honeymoon atmosphere. However, promises and apologies become empty as the survivor is again isolated and controlled, leading to increased tension and repeated abuse.



NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals

Department of Social Work

Columbia Presbyterian Center