What is Abuse?

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Emotional Abuse

When someone uses ways to hurt your feelings, such as calling you names, teasing you or telling you what to do.

Physical Abuse

Takes the form of slaps, kicks, pushes, punches, pins, grabs, holds, or physically preventing you from separating from the situation.

Sexual Abuse

When you are forced to participate in sexual actions that you do not want to.