June 20, 2012

Types of Abuse


Emotional Abuse/Verbal Abuse: Non physical behaviors such as threats, insults, constant monitoring or "checking in," excessive texting, humiliation, intimidation or isolation. 

Stalking: Being repeatedly watched, followed or harassed. 

Financial Abuse: Using money or access to accounts to exert power and control over a partner. 

Physical Abuse: Any intentional use of physical force with the intent to cause fear or injury, like hitting, shoving, biting, strangling, kicking or using a weapon.

Sexual Abuse: Any action that impacts a person's ability to control their sexual activity or the circumstances in which sexual activity occurs, including restricting access to birth control or condoms.

Digital Abuse: The use of technology such as texting and social networking to bully, harass, stalk or intimidate a partner. Often this behavior is a form of verbal or emotional abuse perpetrated through technology.

Don't ignore abuse.
Stay strong.
Get out.
Ask for help.
You CAN do this.

The National Domestic Violence Hotline
is 1-800-799-SAFE(7233)

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