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Types of Abuse Defined
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Abuse is kept active through many different tactics. It may encompass not only physical violence but also other forms of violence that are used to enforce control and maintain power in the relationship.

PHYSICAL ABUSE

Physical abuse may take many forms it does not always result in bruises or broken bones. Examples of physical abuse are:
  • Pushing, shoving, slapping, kicking, punching or biting
  • Physically restraining her to prevent her from leaving;
  • Locking victim in or out of home;
  • Abandoning victim in dangerous places;
  • Ripping victim's clothing off;
  • Threatening victim with a weapon;
  • Throwing objects at people;

  • Refusing to allow medical attention when victim is ill, injured or pregnant.


EMOTIONAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE

Emotional and psychological abuse are very powerful factors in maintaining control in a violent relationship. Examples of ways these are used include:
  • Using threats and intimidation
  • Making people afraid by using looks, actions, gestures;
  • Smashing things;
  • Killing pets;
  • Destroying property;
  • Threatening to hurt her* or family members;
  • Threatening to commit suicide;
  • Displaying weapons;
  • Using children
  • Making her feel guilty about the children;
  • Threatening to kill/kidnap children;
  • Using visitation to harass her;
  • Minimizing, denying or blaming

  • Making light of the abuse;
  • Denying the abuse ever happened;
  • Shifting responsibility for abuse, i.e. "It's your fault."


SEXUAL ABUSE

May also take many forms. Following are some examples:
  • Telling anti-women jokes or making demeaning remarks about women (of sexual nature);
  • Getting angry/jealous and assuming she is having sex with any available man/woman;
  • Minimizing feelings about sex;
  • Calling her a whore/slut;
  • Withholding sexual affection;
  • Touching sexually when not wanting to be touched;
  • Forcing sex with others;
  • Forcing to watch while having sex with others;
  • Forcing unwanted sexual acts;
  • Forcing sex with weapons.


ECONOMIC ABUSE

  • Making her beg for money;
  • Giving her an allowance;
  • Making her beg for necessary items, i.e., food, personal hygiene items, children's items;
  • Taking her money;
  • Not letting her know about family income or resources;
  • Preventing her from getting or keeping a job;
  • Limiting outside activities;
  • Determining who she can/cannot see;
  • Controlling where she goes/what she does;
  • Moving her and children to isolated area with no contact with friend or family;
  • Restricting her use of phone/vehicle.


* CAEPV knows that partner violence can happen to anyone, and that victims or perpetrators of partner violence can be either male or female. However, current statistical information indicates that most victims are women. We have used pronouns that reflect this information for readability and simplicity's sake.
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