Different Types of ABUSE

  • Emotional
  • Verbal
  • Physical
  • Sexual
  • Dating
  • Domestic
  • Partner
  • Relationship
  • Financial
  • Digital (Social Networking)


Reasons People Abuse Others

  • To control the other person's behavior
  • To control the other person's feelings
  • To control the other person's thinking
  • To feel powerful over others
  • To get their way
  • To manipulate others


  • It's how they are used to acting
  • Some people feel powerful when they abuse others
  • Limited communication skills can result in built up frustration and anger
  • Drugs and alcohol can contribute to abusive behavior

Did You Know?

Watching Someone Be Abused Has an Effect on YOU!

Some possible effects on you…

  • Sleep problems
  • School absences
  • Feeling responsible
  • Fighting
  • Running Away
  • Feeling helpless
  • Cutting yourself
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Smoking marijuana
  • Lower grades
  • Attempting suicide
  • Body aches & pains
  • Sexual activity
  • Unprotected sex

You come to believe that…

  • Violence is an appropriate way to resolve problems between people
  • Violence is a normal part of family relationships
  • The abuser in the relationship gets away with the abuse
  • Violence controls people in relationships