Types of Abuse - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Types of Abuse

Family violence may include some or all of the following behaviours: physical abuse, psychological abuse, criminal harassment/stalking, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse and spiritual abuse. Victims of family violence include spouses, dating and common-law partners, people in same-sex and LGBTQ* relationships, children and teens, people with disabilities and older adults.

*LGBTQ is a commonly used acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, trans-identified, two-spirited and queer identities. Sexual minority is a synonymous term.

Modified: 2012-12-11
PID: 15688