Types of physical abuse
Here are some examples of physical abuse:
Hitting, punching or slapping
Choking or suffocating
Kicking, pushing or pulling
Biting, spitting or shaking
Pinching, scratching or burning
Destroying your property
Threatening to hurt you
Restraining or locking you up
Stopping you from taking your medication
Force feeding or denying you food or sleep
Poisoning or making you feel unwell with drugs or medicine
Throwing items at you or using items to hurt you
If physical abuse or violence is happening to you…
It’s important to remember:
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