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|
|Holding someone down, blocking doorway|
|Throwing objects at another person|
|Use of weapons to hurt or threaten someone|
|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.
you are being physically abused, please call Advocates of Ozaukee at 1-877-375-4034.