What is domestic violence? Domestic violence is abuse by a caregiver, a parent, a spouse or an intimate partner. It can take many forms. Some types of abuse include the following: Physical abuse is the use of physical force to inflict harm, such as hitting, kicking or biting. Sexual abuse means any forced sexual activity. […]
National Domestic Violence Hotline If you or someone you know is in a life-threatening situation, please call 911 immediately. Call The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE or chat online with trained staff at www.thehotline.org to get answers to your questions and to talk about your unique situation.