Different Types of Abuse

  • discriminatory abuse.
  • financial abuse.
  • neglect.
  • physical abuse.
  • psychological and emotional abuse.
  • sexual abuse.
  • verbal abuse.

What are the signs of domestic violence?

  • Having low self-esteem; being extremely apologetic and meek.
  • Referring to the partner's temper but not disclosing the extent of the abuse.
  • Having a drug or alcohol abuse problem.
  • Having symptoms of depression, such as sadness or hopelessness, or loss of interest in daily activities.

What to watch out for in children:

  • Acting out in an inappropriate sexual way with toys or objects
  • Nightmares, sleeping problems
  • Becoming withdrawn or very clingy
  • Becoming unusually secretive
  • Sudden unexplained personality changes, mood swings and seeming insecure
  • Regressing to younger behaviors, e.g. bed wetting
  • Unaccountable fear of particular places or people
  • Outburst of anger
  • Changes in eating habits
  • New adult words for body parts and no obvious source
  • Talk of a new, older friend and unexplained money or gifts
  • Self-harm (cutting, burning or other harmful activities)
  • Physical signs, such as, unexplained soreness or bruises around genitals or mouth, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy
  • Running away

 


Different Types of Abuse

  • discriminatory abuse.
  • financial abuse.
  • neglect.
  • physical abuse.
  • psychological and emotional abuse.
  • sexual abuse.
  • verbal abuse.

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