If you want to stop abusing
What is abuse?
Abuse is something that
is said or done that hurts another person physically, emotionally, sexually or mentally.
How do you know if you have abused another person?
the following list of abusive behaviours and think carefully about your relationship.
Physical abuse: Slapping, punching / hitting, pushing,
kicking, grabbing, using a weapon, strangling / choking.
Mental / emotional / financial abuse: Name calling,
shouting at, smashing things, putting down, intimidating, threatening to harm them, the children or
yourself, controlling who they see, checking up on them, denying use of the car / phone, controlling
access to and use of money.
Sexual abuse: Pressurising, touching or forcing someone
to have sex against their will; sulking or punishing someone for not having sex; raping and humiliating
If you have used any of these behaviours towards someone you are being
abusive to them.
Domestic violence can also include violence inflicted on or witnessed
by children. This can lead to poor educational acheivement, social exclusion, juvenile crime, substance
misuse, mental health problems and running away from home. It is a child protection issue.
Think about how you would feel if anyone treated you