Types of Abuse
Domestic Violence, commonly known as battering, is a pattern of hurtful or harmful behaviors used to establish control over an intimate partner through fear and intimidation. The behavior is abusive and usually takes the form of threats or use of violence.
Abuse can take many forms including, but not limited to:
Psychological/Emotional, Physical, Economic and Sexual abuse.
Types of abuse:
The batterer uses a show of physical strength to cower and intimidate his partner.
Physical attacks by the abuser is often accompanied by, or culminates in, sexual violence wherein the woman is forced to have sexual intercourse with her abuser under stressful conditions; she may be the subject of sexual taunts or be forced to take part in unwanted sexual activity.
The abuser's use of psychological or mental violence can include constant verbal abuse, harassment, excessive possessiveness, isolation from friends or family or other behaviors designed to rob the victim of self-esteem and a sense of personal security.