Types of Abuse
- Physical: Child, Spouse or Elder Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Definition: Emotional -- A pattern of acts or omissions, such as violent acts that cause observable injury, that adversely affect the psychological well-being of the victim.
- Psychological -- A pattern of behavior involving one or more of the following behaviors: explicit threats of violence, extremely controlling, extreme jealousy and isolating behaviors.
- Elder/Child Neglect
- Neglect (Elder/Child) -- Failure to meet a family member’s legal and moral obligations or duties. Common examples include failure to provide adequate food, medical treatment, lack of supervision, deplorable conditions in the home.
- Sexual Abuse of Spouse, Child or Elderly
- Child Sexual Abuse -- Sexual activity with a child for the purpose of sexual gratification of the alleged offender or some other individual.
- A child cannot consent to have sex with an adult
- Partner Sexual Abuse - Forced sex or coercing a partner to engage in undesired sexual activity