CONTINUUM OF FAMILY VIOLENCE

Violence within the family can occur in basically three difference ways: physical, verbal/emotional, and sexual. An important first step in preventing family violence, is to recognize what it is. Something that begins rather innocously, such as a minor critical remark, may, upon escalation, become a very serious problem. Without some kind of help, the violence gets worse. The end result can be death. If you find yourself engaging in any of these behaviors, please recognize them, and then get help in eliminating them from your repertoire of behaviors.

PHYSICAL EMOTIONAL SEXUAL
pushing name calling unwanted-
punching criticizing touching
slapping "you're no good" sexual name-
kicking ignoring calling
throwing objects yelling unfaithfulness
choking isolation false accusations
using weapons humiliation forced sex
homicide threatening hurtful sex
DEATH SUICIDE RAPE

For further information, call:

Child and Family Service
200 N. Vineyard Blvd., Bldg B.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96817
(808) 521-2377

Permission to place the above information on the World Wide Web was given by Margi Ulveling, Director of Development and Community Relations Division, and she can be reached at 543-8464 by telephone, or via e-mail at:

csf@aloha.net

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This page last updated on 18 July 1995