Physical Abuse

Physical abuse is the use of physical force against another
in a way that ends up injuring that person or putting him or
her at risk of being injured.
When someone talks of domestic
violence, they are often referring to physical abuse.
Physical
abuse ranges from physical restraint to murder.

Physical assault or physical battering is a crime, whether it occurs inside or outside the family. The police are empowered to protect you from physical attack.

Physical abuse includes:

             * Pushing, throwing, tripping.
             * Slapping, hitting, punching, kicking.
             * Grabbing, choking, shaking.
             * Pinching, biting.
             * Holding, restraining, confinement.
             * Assault with a weapon.
             * Burning or freezing.
             * Throwing things.

If you are or have been physically assaulted do not put up with it. Get help immediately. Staying around will only empower the abuser to continue his abuse putting yourself and your children at risk. Do not trust the abuser not to
assault you again no matter how convincing he sounds.
 
      Call the National Abuse Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

      Read and learn how to free yourself from abuse. Knowledge is power.

Abuse is Always Wrong!
 
We are all made in the image of God,

  No one has the right to abuse the image
of God.