Physical abuse is more easily detected than emotional abuse because of the visible signs, such as bruises, burns and broken bones. The effects of abuse can go far beyond the surface though, often leading to troubled behaviors like lying, fighting and stealing. Victims of abuse might even run away, stop going to school, use drugs and alcohol or start abusing others. Learn how to support a young person who has survived physical abuse.
If you or someone you know is experiencing physical abuse, text to reach out for support.