There are many forms of violence that are easily overlooked. Family violence is any abusive, violence, coercive, forceful, or threatening act or word inflicted by one member of a family to another member for the family. It is not exclusive to intimate partners. Family violence can occur with parents/in-laws, children, siblings, or other family members. Domestic violence, a form of family violence, is between intimate partners including those that are dating
Types of violence:
Physical abuse – actual act or threat of an act that will cause bodily harm: pushing, pinching, hitting, kicking, choking, burning, reckless driving, blocking exits, throwing objects, attacking with objects/weapons
Emotional abuse– actions and words that cause fear : isolating from others, insulting, terrorizing, ignoring rigid beliefs, threatening to
harm self if one does not comply with demands.
Economic abuse/ financial abuse – acts that result in financial control of another individual limited or no access to money, not allowing victim to work, stealing from victim, withholding victims paychecks or funds.
Stalking – unwanted and obsessive attention by an individual or group to another person: following in a vehicle, standing outside of work, or home, repeatedly calling one’s home or cell.
Cyberstalking – the use of the Internet or other electronic means to stalk or harass an individual: sending harassing emails or texts, stalking via social websites; tracking individuals online footprints to use for control at a later time.
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