Physical Abuse

Examples of physical abuse include:

  • Scratching, biting, grabbing or spitting.

  • Shoving and pushing.

  • Slapping and punching.

  • Throwing objects to hurt or intimidate you.

  • Destroying possessions or treasured objects.

  • Hurting or threatening to hurt your children and/or pets.

  • Disrupting your sleeping patterns to make you feel exhausted.

  • Burning.

  • Strangling.

  • Attacking or threatening to attack with a weapon.

  • Any threats or actual attempts to kill you.

Source: The Hotline,


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