Many people associate abuse with physical violence only. Abuse does not have to be just physical in character. It can be verbal or emotional as well and can be just as devastating as a physical assault. Abuse, in any form, is an act of control.
Types of Abuse
Physical abuse is the use of strength to inflict pain or control and can include the following but not limited to:
Attacks With Weapons or Other Objects
Verbal abuse is when words are used to hurt or control and can include the following but not limited to:
Emotional abuse is the use of actions to intimidate or control and can include the following but limited to: