Abusers may involve children in a variety of ways, including:
- Telling the children that they are responsible for the violence.
- Threatening to take the children away.
- Turning the children against the nonoffending parent.
- Using the children to monitor the other parent’s actions.
- Directly abusing the children, either emotionally, verbally, physically, or sexually.
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