Types of Domestic Violence Types of Domestic Violence

Types of Domestic Violence

When the general public thinks about domestic violence, they usually think in terms of physical assault that results in visible injuries to the victim. This is only one type of abuse. There are several categories of abusive behavior, each of which has its own devastating consequences. Legality involved with physical abuse may place the victim at higher risk, but the long term destruction of person hood that accompanies the other forms of abuse is significant and cannot be minimized.

Please explore the following sections to learn more about how to identify domestic violence.

Types of Abuse:

  • Control
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse & Intimidation
  • Isolation
  • Verbal Abuse: Coercion, Threats, & Blame
  • Using Male Privilege
  • Economic Abuse
Emotional Abuse & Intimidation Control
Physical Abuse
Sexual Abuse
Emotional Abuse & Intimidation
Verbal Abuse
Using Male Privilege
Economic Abuse
Common Stalking Behaviors
Stalking Victim Recommendations
(This material was taken from recommendations developed by the Texas Council on Family Violence.) Please be aware that a stalking situation may never be resolved to the victim’s satisfaction or to the satisfaction of the suspect. Also, not all the suggestions presented will be appropriate or feasible for all situations — each case is to be analyzed individually, as not any two relationships are the same.

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