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5 Types of Domestic Violence Affecting Families

Domestic violence can occur in many different ways. A common misconception about domestic violence is that if no physical harm has occurred, it is not considered abuse. This could not be further from the truth. In fact, there are five different types of domestic violence: physical, psychological, sexual, economical and emotional abuse.  Unfortunately, any instances of abuse go unnoticed merely because they do not leave physical marks on a victim.

Physical abuse is the area of domestic violence that is most prevalent in advocacy and outreach programs because the harm is clear and obvious. Signs of physical abuse include, but are not limited to: bruises, scars, broken bones, and scratches. hysical abuse is treated seriously in domestic violence cases and victims are likely to receive an order of protection against the offender. read more

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