Types of Abuse - Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is any behavior that is meant to cause hurt to another person’s body or to control another person’s physical freedom or movement.

Physical Abuse Behaviors
Have Done This
Been Done to Me
Pushing or Shoving    
Pulling Hair    
Holding someone down, blocking doorway    
Throwing objects at another person    
Use of weapons to hurt or threaten someone    
Arm twisting    
Carrying someone against their will    
Trapping someone in a room or car    
Abandoning someone in an unsafe place    
Grabbing someone by arm so they do not leave    
Hiding car keys, shoes, clothes, or money    
Standing in front of car so person cannot leave    
Sabotaging car to prevent person from leaving    
Refusing to help someone when sick/injured    
Following or stalking    

Physical abuse can cause great bodily harm and even death. If your partner is physical with you, the chances of it happening again are great. Your partner may say things like, “It will never happen again,” “I wouldn’t have hit you if I hadn’t been drinking,” “I’ll get help.” These are all tactics to get you to stay in the relationship.

If you are being physically abused, please call Advocates of Ozaukee at 1-877-375-4034.