Types of Abuse Defined
Abuse is kept active through many different tactics. It may encompass not only physical violence but also other forms of violence that are used to enforce control and maintain power in the relationship.

PHYSICAL ABUSE

Physical abuse may take many forms it does not always result in bruises or broken bones. Examples of physical abuse are:


EMOTIONAL/PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE

Emotional and psychological abuse are very powerful factors in maintaining control in a violent relationship. Examples of ways these are used include:


SEXUAL ABUSE

May also take many forms. Following are some examples:


ECONOMIC ABUSE



* CAEPV knows that partner violence can happen to anyone, and that victims or perpetrators of partner violence can be either male or female. However, current statistical information indicates that most victims are women. We have used pronouns that reflect this information for readability and simplicity's sake.