Physical Abuse Worksheet
What is the theory behind this Physical Abuse Worksheet?
Physical abuse refers to the infliction of intentional bodily injury upon another person. Anyone can be an abuser; a parent, a spouse, a partner, or a sibling. Abuser’s intention is to hurt the victim, who is primarily a vulnerable person. Although anyone can be physically abused, women and children are a more vulnerable cohort. Many victims of physical abuse want to escape the situation, but they might believe they must have done something to deserve such treatment or may think that the abuser might change.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet will specify actions that fall under the category of physical abuse. Moreover, it will help individuals learn about different ways to deal with situations, where they are experiencing physical abuse.
How to use the worksheet?
In part A, simply read the description of the actions that qualify as physical abuse. Highlight the points that you might be experiencing or someone you know may be experiencing. In Part B, review some ways to deal with such forms of abuse, and to make a safety plan in situations where leaving is possible.
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Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 1997. (Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 25.) Appendix D—Sample Personalized Safety Plan For Domestic Violence Survivors.