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Physical Violence    •pushing, shoving, slapping, biting, kicking, choking, pinching,     pulling hair, hitting, grabbing, beating    •stabbing, shooting    •purposely locking out of the house    •abandoning in dangerous places    •throwing objects    •destruction of property    •subjecting to reckless driving    •threatening with a weapon    •refusing victim help while sick or pregnant    •any physical restraint    •purposely cutting off victim’s hair    •use of any object to inflict pain, punishment, or to intimidate Emotional Abuse    •ignoring emotionally    •yelling at for small actions    •calling victim names, using put downs, demeaning    •constantly over-criticizing or telling victim she/he is fat, ugly,     stupid    •telling victim she/he cannot do certain things well    •threatening    •harassing    •isolating from friends and family, forbidding to socialize, drive,     work, or make certain decisions    •threatening suicide or homicide    •threatening abandonment, kidnapping of children, calling social     services or law enforcement, outing, hurting family, friends,     and/or pets    •manipulating with lies and contradictions    •punishing by withholding affection or appreciation    •not encouraging victim to build self-esteem    •little or no communication    •blaming    •humiliating in public or private    •stalking    •setting time limits    •preventing victim from leaving the house    •disconnecting the phone    •hiding the car keys    •preventing victim from going to a place of worship or from     praying    •abusing a pet    •destroying victim's treasures
Sexual Abuse    •telling anti-women, homophobic jokes to humiliate, embarrass,     intimidate, or hurt    •forcing sex    •rape    •unwanted fondling and touching    •ritual abuse    •sexual innuendos    •accusation of promiscuity or infidelity    •forcing victim to dress in a more sexual way than is     comfortable for her/him    •forcing victim to strip or perform other sexual acts    •forcing sex while others watch, or with objects, or after     beatings    •using sex to bargain or withhold for punishment or     manipulation Economic Abuse    •taking all the money from a joint account    •stealing joint property or possessions    •withholding money    •forbidding victim to work    •forcing victim to ask for money    •not allowing access to any financial documents    •not allowing any input into financial decisions    •not allowing any control over or access to money, financial     statements, and documents    •requiring receipts and exact change for financial transactions    •ruining victim’s credit    •forcing victim to work while partner refuses to    •requiring victim to turn over every paycheck to partner    •preventing victim from getting or keeping a job (including not     providing agreed upon childcare or transportation, or destroying      work clothes/uniforms)    •harassing victim at work    •refusing to pay child support
The violence continues to rise.  Millions of children and adults are succumbed to this overwhelming encounter on a daily basis.  Once you know and understand the definition of these issues, you can better assist with the problem.       • Bullying             • Child Abuse       • Domestic Violence       • Dating Violence       • Family Violence       • Interpersonal Violence  Remember, abuse can be mental or physical.  Only with awareness, resources, and guidance can we help stop the cycle.