Live Safe — End Abuse: What Is Abuse?

Fact sheet about relationship abuse (family violence) explains abuse can be physical, emotional or verbal, psychological, financial, or sexual. Describes types of abuse against the law, how police can help, support services, and legal help. Updated to conform to the new BC Family Law Act.

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abusive relationship, leaving an abusive relationship, dating violence, domestic violence, relationship violence, violence against women