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DATING 101 TYPES OF ABUSE

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PHYSICAL

Physical abuse is simple to identify but can be easily overlooked when the physical violence is grabbing, pushing, shoving, throwing things, breaking or striking objects. Physical abuse leaves long lasting scars that can make an adolescent vulnerable to bullying. Most of the physical bruises/scars are hidden from family and friends because of the shame associated with intimate partner violence.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

  • Restraining
  • Grabbing
  • Pushing
  • Shoving
  • Shaking
  • Hitting
  • Punching
  • Kicking
  • Targeted hitting
  • Using objects as weapons
  • Strangling
  • Abusing during pregnancy
  • Breaking bones
  • Disabling
  • Causing internal injuries
  • Disfiguring
  • Stabbing
  • Shooting
  • Homicide

Changing social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse.

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