Abuse in the family


Abuse isn’t always easy to identify, even when it’s happening in your own family. Some forms of abuse are obvious, while others might leave you wondering: is this really a problem? Still, no matter what form it takes, abuse is never okay. Your physical and emotional safety matters. Read on to learn more.

In this section, you will learn about family abuse, including what you can do about it, and what might happen if you call the police or child protective services. You can also read about ways to take care of yourself after you’ve asked for help, and how you can help a friend.


Last reviewed: March 2014 by the Kids Help Phone Counselling Team

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