If you are like most people you may think abuse is physical violence - having force used against you, having bones broken, being attacked, punched or kicked. This is true of course, but other types of abuse exist which are as bad as and can be worse than physical violence. There are four types of child abuse; physical, sexual, psychological and physical and emotional neglect. Although listed as four distinct categories they all over lap. For example a child may experience physical violence and also be forced to watch his parent being physically abused, resulting in psychological damage.