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Physical Abuse

Physical abuse includes causing bodily harm, discomfort or injury caused by hitting, punching, kicking, slapping, pushing, burning, biting, spitting, dragging, pulling, using weapons and objects, restraining, confining, stalking and/or the withholding of food and/or medical attention.

Examples include:

  • Throws something at you
  • Pushes, grabs or shoves you
  • Pulls your hair
  • Twists your arm
  • Pins you to the wall, floor, bed
  • Chokes you
  • Kicks, hits or punches you.
  • Hits, or tries to hit you with something
  • Threatens you with a knife, gun or other weapon
  • Tried to run you down with a car
  • Physically and/or sexually abuses children
  • Kills pets
  • Deprives you of sleep