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Mental Abuse And Emotional Abuse

- Mental abuse or also known as emotional abuse can hurt just as much as physical or even more in my opinion. I personally have witnessed and have been victimized by emotional abuse. When I was little around 3 or 4, my parents split apart because my dad would drink and cause commotions in our family. When they divorced and I got a little older, I was able to see him every weekend or every other. Whenever I would go to his house I remember having horrible nights, because he would start drinking around 5pm and I would be begging to go home....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Child abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Physical And Emotional Abuse Of The Elderly

- Many elderly people are victims of abuse. It can happen to anyone, regardless of race, religion, or background. It can happen in many places, of which include the household of the elderly person, in the household of a family member, a place of assisted living, or a nursing home. Caring for someone who has a physical or mental disability can sometimes be difficult and exhausting. Some people responsible for providing care can be frustrated, which can lead to physical and emotional abuse of the elderly....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Psychological abuse]

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The Effects Of Emotional Abuse On Children

- Every year, there are close to a million incidents of psychological child abuse (As quoted by Mufson, page 4). Psychological abuse is an attack on one’s self-esteem and self-confidence which in turn damages their emotional and mental stability. Emotional abuse severely affects children in many different aspects of their lives. The two types of emotional abuse, can be present on their own or both together. When a parent psychologically abuses their child they never actually become satisfied with the child’s actions....   [tags: Psychological abuse, Child abuse, Bullying, Abuse]

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The Effects Of Emotional Abuse On The Body

- The bruises of the heart linger forever; these bruises cannot heal as the bruise on the skin does. Emotional abuse does more harm to the heart that physical abuse does (Stosny, 2008). Mentally it will kill one inside, with fear from the heart all the way to the brain, you are affected in so many ways.Yes, physical abuse leaves bruises on the surface and scars in the heart, yet once they heal it seems to get easier to handle and deal with. Once words are spoken, they cannot be taken back, they will cut the heart like a knife with a wound that can never heal; therefore, think before you speak....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Child abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Understanding Verbal And Emotional Abuse

- Every time I think of my biological father, as I prefer to call him, I think of fear and pain. My mom was just newly 20 when she got knocked up with me. She was scared and married my bio dad thinking that was what she was supposed to do. From what she tells me, he adored me for the first few months before he became violent. He would scream and yell at my mom. She put up with it for a time, thinking he would never do that to me. It was just a rough time. When I was really little, the court didn’t see or understand verbal/emotional abuse....   [tags: Abuse, Physical abuse, Child abuse]

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Emotional And Emotional Effects Of Emotional Abuse

- Emotional abuse is considered to be any act including confinement, isolation, verbal assault, humiliation, intimidation, infantilizing, or any other treatment which may diminish the sense of identity, dignity, and self-worth (Healthy Place, 2012). Emotional abuse is also known as psychological abuse or chronic verbal aggression. Emotional abuse can happen to anyone at any time in their lives. Children, adolescents, and adults all are capable of experiencing emotional abuse. Just because emotional abuse doesn’t come with physical marks doesn’t mean this type of abuse should be taken lightly....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Psychological abuse, Child abuse]

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Emotional And Emotional Effects Of Emotional Abuse

- Imagine being beaten day by day but not by punches or stabs but by hurtful comments that leave nothing but scars. People who are victims of emotional domestic violence may not even know it’s happening. At times the abuser may have no idea that they are even hurting anyone. In this essay I will prove that emotional abuse is just as hurtful, maybe even more harmful than any other type of abuse. Emotional abuse is any kind of abuse that is emotional rather than physical. “Emotional abuse can be elusive....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Psychological abuse, Child abuse]

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Emotional And Emotional Effects Of Emotional Abuse

- Emotional Abuse in Children Emotional or psychological abuse occurs in all types of families. That family that attends church every Sunday with their perfectly behaved children could very well be emotionally abused. The United States and Canada have laws involving physical abuse of children as well as emotional but do they really work. These children who have been emotionally abused, what are they like as young adults or adults. Many people who are emotionally abusive don’t even know that their actions and words are emotional abuse....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Child abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Emotional And Emotional Effects Of Emotional Abuse

- Emotional Abuse in Children Emotional or psychological abuse occurs in all types of families. That family that attends church every Sunday with their perfectly behaved children could very well be emotionally abused. The United States and Canada have laws involving physical abuse to children as well as emotional but do they really work. These children who have been emotionally abused, what are they like as young adults or just adults. Many people who are emotionally abusive don’t even know that their actions and words are emotional abuse....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Child abuse, Psychological abuse]

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The Effects Of Emotional Abuse On Children

- When people think of domestic violence, they often think of an injured or bruised woman who has been brutally assaulted by her partner. However, not all abusive relationships involve violence. Verbal abuse is the main abuse that will be discussed in this research paper. Just because you’re not assaulted does not mean you’re not battered. Many women suffer from verbal abuse, which is no less devastating. Sadly, emotional abuse is often unrecognized, even by the person being abused. Emotional abuse can hurt just as much as physical violence, or even more in my opinion....   [tags: Abuse, Domestic violence, Child abuse, Violence]

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Emotional Abuse And Its Effects On A Person

- Emotional abuse is defined by its devastating effects on a person. It is seen in the forms of domestic abuse, bullying, and child abuse. Research shows how someone who has been emotionally abused develops personality disorders, has low self-esteem, and even has suicidal thoughts. Although there has been research that provides a general idea of emotional abuse and its effects, the research should take a deeper look at how the smallest details affect someone. My position differs from those who claim they know the true definition of what emotional abuse is....   [tags: Child abuse, Psychological abuse, Abuse, Bullying]

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The Effects Of Emotional Abuse On An American Home

- Child abuse is an all too common thing in an american home. There are said facts about abuse, like; there are multiple forms of abuse. Abuse can be physical, emotional, mental, verbal or sexual. Physical abuse is usually the easiest to detect as it leaves marks of flesh. These marks can range from ligature marks to burns to bruises and even bite marks. Physical can balance between hand-to-hand contact or victims being bound by burlap or belts. Adults who abuse children, sadly, know how to do it....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Psychological abuse, Bullying]

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Detecting and Treatng Childhood Emotional Abuse

- Despite the high volume of empirical research available on child abuse, the exact model of negative outcome development and the solution models are not yet clear, so researchers often propose longitudinal studies to discover the courses of psychological development after abuse and the exact age of onset for disorders that stem from childhood abuse. However, there is no doubt that the scope and severity of child abuse is a crucial factor in developing negative outcomes, so the issue should be addressed immediately....   [tags: sexual abuse prevention]

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Emotional Abuse Is The Most Common Form Of Abuse

- Society has changed the way it sees abuse over the years. For children growing up in the sixties, getting a spanking was not out of the ordinary, or even looked down upon. As my father tells me, the punishments that children receive today are nothing compared to what it was for him. One of the main reasons for this is that we, as a society, have recognized that what we had previously seen to be just punishing a child is now closer to abuse. While physical abuse is still common, emotional abuse has seemed to take the place of it in this day and age....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Suffering, Physical abuse]

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The Effects of Emotional Abuse on an Individual

- A persons emotions influence every aspect of ones lives. Especially when you’re a child, your emotions are vulnerable to every interaction they receive. When these emotions are beaten down and destroyed continuously, a common name for this is abuse. For example, Dee, a young married women, was emotionally abused everyday by her husband. He treated her as more of a servant than a wife and she eventually hated her life. She became depressed and eventually contemplated suicide. It wasn’t until then that she considered getting help (YWCA Mohawk Valley, 2014)....   [tags: psychology, behavioral science]

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Physical and Emotional Abuse of an Elder

- The number of elders who are abused in this country and around the world each day is growing at an astonishing rate be it from individuals or institutions. As many as one in ten older adults and one in two people with dementia are victims of elder abuse. Unfortunately, for every case that gets reported there are 23 that go unreported. ("Get Info," 2014) as you can see from the statistics elder abuse is not uncommon in the United States. Any elder has the potential of being physically, emotionally, sexually, or financially abused by another individual....   [tags: self-neglect, inflicting mental pain]

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Effects of Emotional Abuse

- Each year more cases of Emotional abuse go unreported because the majority of people experiencing emotional abuse are not aware that it is happening. I was one of these people years ago; it took some caring friends to get me to see what was going on. In the following paragraphs I will touch on ways one can tell they are being emotionally abused, and ways to get help. While Undefined, Emotional abuse affects more people each day because they do not know that they are being abused. Abuse is any behavior that is used to control another human being through the use of fear, humiliation, and verbal or physical assault....   [tags: Psychology]

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Emotional Abuse in Canada

- Many cases of emotional maltreatment and abuse go unreported each year because children and youth may not be aware that it is happening to them. Other forms of abuse such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or exposure to violence are more readily known about and easier to label and understand. Emotional maltreatment, however, is much harder to identify and define. One broad and general definition of emotional abuse states emotional maltreatment “involves acts or omissions by those in contact with a child that are likely to have serious, negative, emotional impact” (Ministry of Child and Family Development)....   [tags: Psychiatry, Mental Health]

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Childhood Emotional Abuse

- Although all therapists are aware of the childhood emotional abuse issue, it is possible that only few therapists understand the scope of the issue. Emotional maltreatment is harder to detect than other forms of abuse because it is more subtle. When Child Protective Services (CPS) conduct family assessments, it is the hardest form of abuse to prove because parents are very open about the topic and emotional abuse does not leave any physical evidence behind. However, it certainly influences a child's self-esteem, promotes the feeling of guilt, insecurity, and creates the inability to form stable relationships during adulthood....   [tags: Social Issues, Child Protective Services]

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Emotional Abuse Leaves no Physical Marks

- Emotional abuse leaves no physical marks. It is invisible to the naked eye. No one is safe from emotional abuse, it can occur anywhere and anytime. I am a victim to emotional abuse, and the scars are still freshly present. Both good and bad came from the abuse, but I view myself as an educator raising awareness, not a victim seeking pity, justice, or tears. Emotional abuse can be anything that hinders a child’s growth: consistently putting someone down, or a parent that fails to show love or affection towards his or her child....   [tags: invisible scars]

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Physical, Sexual, Emotional Abuse, and Poverty

- Introduction Poverty in America is not indicated by a specific income level, as most people think, but instead by a comparison of 48 possible poverty thresholds taking into account family size and composition without regard to geographic locations (Macartney, 2011). For example, the poverty threshold for a family of 5 with two children under the age of 18 would be $27,517 (census.gov 2013); an amount that would be difficult to live off of in major cities where the cost of living is much higher. According to the Current Population Survey, 2013 Annual Social and Economic Supplement for the year 2012, there are 46.5 million people in America who are living in poverty, including 21.8 percent of...   [tags: neglect, unsafe living conditions]

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The Worse Types of Domestic Abuse

- Somewhere in the world at this very moment, people are being abused. They will be left with bruises, cuts, broken bones, and scars. There are many reasons why people need to speak out against domestic violence. One reason is that statistics show that most abusers will continue to abuse until they are arrested. Another reason is that domestic violence does not only physically harm a person; it also mentally harms the victim and any children involved. The third reason is that help is available. People of all races, education levels, and ages experience domestic abuse....   [tags: emotional abuse, physical, sexual]

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The Tale Of The Fairytale Were On The Border Of Domestic And Emotional Abuse

- Although the stepmother-stepdaughter relationships in all version of the fairytale were on the border of domestic and emotional abuse, there remains a large portion of attachment to the stepmother. The stepmother is consistently the “bad” mother throughout the entirety of the narratives, yet she is the character who has the most meaningful interactions with the protagonist, though they are meaning in a negative aspect. Because the “bad” mother is a split from the good mother, it is possible to consider Aschenputtel, Yeh-Shen, and Cinderella’s interactions with their stepmothers as reluctance to detach themselves from the relationship....   [tags: Family, Psychology, Fairy tale, Defence mechanism]

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Celebrities´ Suffer from Emotional Abuse and Invasion of Privacy

- In today’s society, we take the luxury of normalcy for granted. We produce a daily failure to realize that even the people we rave about on reality TV shows, movies, sitcoms, and talk shows suffer from emotional abuse and extreme invasion of privacy. Celebrities have every right to privacy because no matter how famous, they are citizens of the United States and are entitled to their constitution. Although out the celebrities’ career they face the brutality of paparazzi. They knew that the lifestyle came with paparazzi and other nuisances that have their own opinions....   [tags: paparazzi, photography, luxury]

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Domestic Abuse Is A Pattern Of Any Physical, Mental, Emotional, And Sexual Abuse

- Cindy Matute Mr. Florio P. 6th October 24th, 2014 American Gov’t Domestic abuse is a pattern of any physical, mental, emotional, or sexual abuse, which helps the abuser maintain power over another person. Organizations have been created, allowing the victim of domestic abuse to receive help and escape the abusive cycle. As the issue receives more attention, the federal government created laws to punish offenders. Domestic abuse and culture go hand in hand. Since the 19th century, views of what is acceptable have been deferred, and those beliefs are used to justify someone’s abusive behavior....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Violence]

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Child Abuse in Society, a Prevalent Concern Today

- Child abuse is a prevalent concern in today’s society that is often misunderstood or neglected. Children among all social classes and age suffer physical, emotional, and sexual abuse on a regular basis. Adolescents frequently suffer from physical and emotional effects as a consequence of their parents’ abuse. Kids suffer from anxiety towards their own homes and parents for the fear of abuse or neglect. This abuse is understood to primarily be in the homes of uneducated or unfortunate parents. However, child abuse surpasses all racial, cultural, religious, and economic boundaries....   [tags: physical, sexual and emotional abuse]

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Taking a Look at Abuse in a Relationship

- Since women often appeared trapped by violence, researchers surveyed women, who were in an abusive relationship at one time, to figure out why they remained with their partners. They found that the women currently involved in an abusive relationship viewed their partner positively, while women who had left the relationship tended to see the negative effects. Although they were abused, the women still in the relationship also received affection from the man. Thus, these women appear to use coping strategies to mask the abuse inflicted and convince themselves to remain in the harmful situation....   [tags: violence, physical and emotional abuse]

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Emotional And Psychological Abuse : A Young Age Affects How Yunior Interacts With Women

- Abuse and neglect at a young age affects how Yunior interacts with women. For example, In the early years of Yunior 's life his mother sends him and his brother rafa away to his uncle’s ranch. This absence of his mother for a month caused Yunior to experience a man inappropriately touching him on a bus heading towards his uncle’s ranch. According to the case study Identifying Emotional and Psychological Abuse : A Guide for Childcare Professionals by Kieren O’ Hagan, Children who experience some type of abuse between the age of 5 - 12 go through emotions that shape how they perceive their parent and how they receive love or lack of....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Psychological abuse, Neglect]

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The Effects Of Emotional Abuse On Identifying Mediating And Moderating Processes By Margaret O ' Doughterty Wright

- Summary of the Proposed Article The article, The Long- Term Impact of Emotional Abuse in Childhood: Identifying Mediating and Moderating Processes by Margaret O’Doughterty Wright, addresses the impacts of emotional abuse in childhood and its long-term consequences. This type of abuse has not received much attention in comparison to other forms of mistreatment such as physical or sexual abuse (Wright, 2007). Now that we are taking into account the severity of this form of maltreatment, we recognize that emotional abuse plays a significant role and is involved in all other types of neglect as well (Wright, 2007)....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Psychological abuse, Bullying]

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Unhealthy Relationships- The Devastating Effects of Verbal and Emotional Abuse

- The statement “A relationship is only unhealthy if it becomes physically violent” could be supported by people who feel that because verbal abuse, lowering of self esteem and other repercussions of mentally or spiritually unhealthy relationships are not directly threatening to your physical health it remains “healthy”. A healthy relationship can be defined as being a reciprocal relationship where there is respect, empathy, compassion, acceptance, cooperation and listening for both people in the relationship....   [tags: Psychology, Abusive Relationships]

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Types of Abuse and the Long Term Effects

- Abuse typically is broken down into four different types which include; physical, sexual, emotional or psychological, and neglect (Norman et al., 2012). During the 2012 fiscal year there were an estimated 686,000 abused and neglected children in the United States (Child Maltreatment, 2012). 686,000 includes children who were found by the state to have suffered from at least one form of abuse, and includes the children who died as a result of abuse (Child Maltreatment, 2012). There are many signs and symptoms that can be exhibited by children who suffer abuse, some signs and symptoms overlap, and some are unique to the type of abuse the child is suffering....   [tags: Physical, Secual, Emotional, Psychological, Abuse]

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What is Abuse and What are its Effects on People?

- Everyone has either seen, experienced or been a victim of abuse. An inability to directly determine what abuse is leads people to question what actions classifies abuse. Abuse is generally associated with adults, child, animals and the elderly can suffer from mistreatment. A multitude of ways can express the idea of what abuse is. Most recently, the term bullying has become the universal term for children, abusing other children, however that is also a vague explanation. What are the criteria for identifying abuse....   [tags: physical, verbal, emotional, sexual abuse]

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Women and Substance Abuse (Why?)

- ... Including domestic violence victimization than males that are in treatment. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, women with substance abuse issues are more likely than men to report greater dysfunction in the family of origin and with the lack of adequate role models for parenting. This goes back to the theory that most women turn to substances for self-medicating purposes due to unresolved traumas or events in their lives. Women’s addiction is also different because women not only self-medicate because of traumatic events, but also to function as a working mother/woman in a fast paced world....   [tags: emotional, physical abuse, mental health disorders]

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The Effect of Child Abuse on The Emotional Development of the Infant

- The Effect of Child Abuse on the Emotional Development of the Infant to Five Years Old in the United States A Review of the Literature Child abuse is one of the most serious issues in the United States today. Child abuse is the physical, emotional/ psychological or sexual maltreatment of a minor. Neglecting a child is another type of abuse, and includes malnutrition, abandonment, and/or inadequate care of a child’s safety. Additionally, any neglectful act can lead to physical or emotional harm and in some cases death of a child....   [tags: sexual maltreatment, brutality, vulnerable]

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Typical and Atypical Abuse

- Typical and Atypical Abuse Physical and emotional abuse can originate from any source but the majority of the abuse generates from parental or adult figures and is direct toward a timid figure, typically a child. The abuser commonly chooses a more timid recipient because they will be less likely to stand up against the abuser. Physical abuse is maltreatment that involves actual contact between one body part of a person and an other body part of an other person, such as hitting or slapping. Emotional abuse consists of just the opposite: maltreatment that is directed to harming the individual psychologically, such as negative comments or put downs (National Exchange Club Foundation, 2000)....   [tags: Physical Emotional Abuse Abusive Essays]

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Physical & Emotional Abuse in Jane Eyre: How This Affected Jane’s Evolution Into a Dynamic Character

- Jane Eyre has been acclaimed as one of the best gothic novels in the Victorian Era. With Bronte’s ability to make the pages come alive with mystery, tension, excitement, and a variety of other emotions. Readers are left with rich insight into the life of a strong female lead, Jane, who is obedient, impatient, and passionate as a child, but because of the emotional and physical abuse she endures, becomes brave, patient, and forgiving as an adult. She is a complex character overall but it is only because of the emotional and physical abuse she went through as a child that allowed her to become a dynamic character....   [tags: literature, Romanticism]

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What is Domestic Violence?

- Domestic Violence Domestic violence is a pattern of physical and mental abuse and controlling behavior in a relationship and can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, religion, or gender; this type of abuse can have both short and long term affects and can cause physical, mental, and emotional pain. While abuse can happen to anyone, women are by far the most frequent victims and men are the most frequent abusers. The U.S. department of justice estimates that 95 percent of the assaults on partners or spouses is committed by men against women (Toby)....   [tags: Emotional Abuse, Domestic Abuse]

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Domestic Violence: And They Didn't Live Happily Ever After

- “And they lived happily ever after...” Little girls all over the world desire their love story to follow the path of these six promising words; but unfortunately for many young dreamers, this fairy tale finale becomes just the opposite of what they crave. These little girls grow up to become young women, and one out of every four will experience some sort of domestic violence in her lifetime. Domestic violence is “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and other abusive behavior perpetrated by one intimate partner against the other.” While there are occurrences of domestic abuse against men, women account for eighty-five percent of all domestic violence cases...   [tags: sexual, physical and emotional abuse]

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Cyber Bullying; Hiding Behind the Screen

- Although bullying has been around for numerous years, it has been considered a way to "toughen up" a child and prove their worth. As society changed so did other material, such as technology becoming more advanced. New accomplishments were achieved, however, the way people communicated among others through this new technology became just as bad as being bullied face-to-face. According to a book called Cyber Bullying, the word never existed before the year 2000, "before that time, there was no need for such a word to describe this type of bullying" (Hunter 8)....   [tags: psychological and emotional abuse]

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Different Types of Cyber Bullying

- ... People cyber bully for many reasons, if they were popular they might be doing it to stay popular or just for entertainment or by seeing other people get hurt it makes them feel powerful. If they were not successful socially they might bully other people to help cope with their low self-esteem, or they think it will help them fit in, or they have trouble empathizing with those they hurt. Mostly a bullies' behavior comes from their own problems that they can't handle, and that their parents aren’t close to them as they should be, and that they are emotionally unstable, and unable to control their impulses....   [tags: physical, verbal and emotional abuse]

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What is Domestic Violence?

- Domestic Violence Do you know what domestic violence is. Domestic violence is when someone has been physically, emotionally, or mentally abused. Some signs of domestic violence is when your partner humiliates you, threatens to kill the individual or themselves. Someone that has gone through physical, emotional, or mental abuse normally are more aware of the signs. This essay will cover the harmful effects of physical, emotional, and mental abuse. Physical abuse is when someone lays their hands on an individual or family member....   [tags: physical, verbal, emotional abuse]

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The Links Between Child Abuse and Psychological, Emotional, Behavioral, and Interpersonal Disorders

- Abuse of children has become a major social problem and a main cause of many people's suffering and personal problems. Neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse have an immediate and long-term effects on a child's development. The long-term effects of abuse and neglect of a child can be seen in psychiatric disorders, increased rates of substance abuse, and relationship difficulties. Child abuse and neglect is a huge problem. Parents who abuse are people who have been abused and neglected themselves as children(Long Term Consequences)....   [tags: Violence Children Abuse Essays]

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We Need to Pay Attention to Bullying and Cyber Bullying

- Violated. Trapped. Afraid. These are the feelings of young victims of cyber bullying. Bullying has metamorphosed into so much more than face-to-face interactions. Now, children cannot escape the torture when they leave social situations. The torment follows them home and has transformed into words laced with hatred and animosity. Behind computer screens, the oppressors may remain anonymous, creating fear of the unknown. Unnamed and unidentified, these online bullies can instill terror in the hearts of those being harassed....   [tags: physical and emotional abuse by peers]

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Violence in School and In the Workplace

- Violent behavior at work and at school is exhibited in a wide-range of abusive behavior, a field that varies from mild forms of teasing to verbal abuse to long-standing persecution to deadly violence itself. Work-related slayings have steadily ranked amongst the highest causes of on-the-job deaths in the United States since 1992. Workers in certain occupational classes appear as amplified threats of violence, including schoolteachers. While faculty aggression has been recognized as a challenge among students, little is understood about violence in opposition to teachers....   [tags: violent behavior, bullying, emotional abuse]

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Theories on Working Memory and Bullying

- Problem 1: Memory The NHS has recognised that numbers of error have transpired within nursing homes resulting from failures in central executive (short term) memory function in dementia patients. The NHS has sought advice on the possible interventions to help improve this type of memory and an overview of theory for this memory. They also want to know about how the effectiveness of the intervention would be measured. Baddeley and Hitch’s (1974) model of Working Memory will be used to explain this effect....   [tags: NHS, physical, emotional abuse, ]

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Afganistan: A Woman's Nightmare

- What if you risked being assaulted every time you left your home. How would you feel if your husband was in control of every aspect of your life. Afghanistan women encounter both of these circumstances on a day-to-day basis. Many are faced with physical and emotional abuse by their husbands and families. Women’s rights in Afghanistan were majorly affected by the rule of the Taliban, a government group who stripped women of their human rights, established discriminating laws, and whose legacy still affects Afghan women today....   [tags: physical, emotional, abuse, discriminating, laws]

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The Threat of Physical, Emotional, and Mental Abuse if you Disagree: Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale

- In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale there is a threat of physical, emotional, and mental abuse if you disagree with the established group or party. The Handmaid’s Tale is a book about a “woman victimized by a totalitarian system that attempts to control her thoughts and deny her humanity” (Thomas 90). In The Handmaid’s Tale there are differences between all the women. There are the wives, who are married to the commanders. The commanders are in charge of all the other women. There are the econowives, which are the wives of the low-ranking officials....   [tags: Econowives, Manmade System]

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Some Statistics on Child Maltreatment

- Child maltreatment is “any act that seriously endangers a child’s physical or emotional well-being” (Belsky, 2010). There are four kinds of child maltreatment: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Physical abuse is any physical harm that results in bruises. It includes everything from extreme spanking to beating, which could result in death. Causing severe emotional damage, for example terrifying or taking advantage of a child, is considered emotional abuse. Sexual abuse includes everything from fondling and exhibitionistic acts to rape and incest....   [tags: physical, emotional, psychologial abuse]

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

- Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event such as war, abuse, and a brutal human encounter. If one has an emotional response to an event, the response can potentially become long-term. This long-term response is diagnosed as posttraumatic stress disorder. PTSD is thoroughly examined in soldiers after returning from combat. However, the US Army began screening soldiers for associations with PTSD during World War I prior to deployment (Jones 2003). Associations such as: family, education, personal histories, psychiatric disorder, and childhood abuse....   [tags: Traume, Emotional Disorder, Abuse, Brutality]

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How to Deal with Bullying

- “Administrators must work with parents, students and community agencies to address the problem and failing to do so can lead to tragic outcomes” (Holladay 4). Meanwhile support is needed: for the students being bullied or the perpetrators (3. SV: SV). School district can however teach students to be care when they use the internet (Education digest 30). According to an 2006 study found that “40% of preteens and 30% of teens are cyberbullied at school’’ (5). Cyberbullying does not begin at school; the behavior can, have serious negative effects (2.SVC;S,C)....   [tags: verbal, emotional and physical abuse]

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Analysis Of Compartmentalizing One 's Own Emotions

- Compartmentalizing one’s own emotions: Defence lawyers deal with the public backlash because they defend the criminals. Often they end up being victims of abuse, hate mails and death threats. It is not easy being a famous defence lawyer. The public backlash has to have a significant effect on a lawyer’s psyche. Walking into the court for the duration of the trail and having to deal with media and public scrutiny is not a cake walk. This calls for a special set of skills to deal with such public backlash and hatred....   [tags: Emotion, Psychology, Abuse, Emotional labor]

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Intimate Partner Violence

- Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is historically referred to as domestic violence. It describes a pattern of coercive and assaultive behavior that may include psychological abuse, progressive isolation, sexual assault, physical injury, stalking, intimidation, deprivation, and reproductive coercion among partners (The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF), 1999). IPV leads to lifelong consequences such as lasting physical impairment, emotional trauma, chronic health problems, and even death. It is an issue effecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background....   [tags: psychological/physical/emotional,/sexual abuse]

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Taking a Look at Bullying in Schools

- Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance (stopbullying.gov). Bullying is in every type of school now from elementary to college. And it seems as though children are getting meaner and meaner. The victims of bullies seem to be going to more drastic measures to stop the torture. Bullying as of late is quickly becoming one of the most reported acts in school. A fourth grader named Antonio wrote an essay reflecting on his life as a bully and how much he wanted to change....   [tags: aggressive behavior, emotional & phisical abuse]

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Domestic Violence

- No one deserves to be hurt physically, emotionally, or sexually. Therefore neither man, child, or woman should have to be a victim of domestic violence. Women are not the only people who are subjected to domestic violence. Even though, on further evaluation on the website of womensaid.org, statistics state that, “32% of women who had ever experienced domestic violence did so four or five (or more) times, compared with 11% of the (smaller number) of men who had ever experienced domestic violence”....   [tags: Abuse, Physical, Emotional, Sexual]

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Taking a Look at Childhood Abuse

- Since 2006 the amount of head trauma related incidents from child abuse has increased more rapidly than expected and has significantly risen within the past year, As a college student studying and coming into close contact with many locals and families of locals, I wondered why this was happening. Scientist isn’t sure if it’s economic stress of if there is just a random wave of violence streaming through the United States family households. I immediately came across the physical damages that had been done to children with connection to child abuse and though rather than focusing on this matter with connection to child abuse and thought rather than focusing on this matter with in the United S...   [tags: emotional trauma]

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The Emotional Effects Of Domestic Violence

- Title: Research Question: What are the true opinions and extent of knowledge of young people of the emotional abuse which consists in domestic violence and how are these impacted through the prevention adverts. Introduction: More recently the nation has become more psychologically minded and thus has a greater awareness of people 's emotional states. The emotional abuse involved in domestic violence as well as the vulnerability of younger people to domestic violence has become more prevalent and recognised amongst society and public bodies....   [tags: Domestic violence, Child abuse, Abuse]

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Pain into Beauty

- Pain into Beauty People look back on their childhoods in different ways. Some see it as a time of joy and laughter, love and learning. Many feel a bittersweet mixture of happy nostalgia, and painful moments. Some prefer not to look back at all, seeking only to move forward. Then there are people like me, who look back in anger, bitterness, and sorrow. It seems that few people enjoy a pain-free upbringing. In fact, the very idea of childhood is a fairly new concept. In the early part of the last century, children were considered miniature adults, and were expected to act that way....   [tags: Personal Narrative Emotional Verbal Abuse Essays]

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Is Corporal Punishment Child Abuse?

- Hitting, fighting, screaming, ignoring, unnecessary touching, are all examples of child abuse. Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. (Smith, and Segal). There are four types of child abuse, physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect. Physical abuse is any type of injury a child may receive, such as scars, bruises, and other visible injuries, which can occur from hitting, slapping, kicking and other types of violence....   [tags: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect]

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Types of Child Abuse

- Do you ever wonder why adults abuse their children. Well, I do. People that abuse their children don’t know what they are putting them through. Some forms of child abuse are physical abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse. On November 17, 2013, a child was found handcuffed to a porch with a dead chicken hanging around his neck. The foster families parents were both arrested and put in jail, and 4 other kids including the other one were taken out of there. We need to stop child abuse by strengthening our Social Services and make them more aware of child abuse....   [tags: sexual, emotional, neglect]

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Effects Of Physical And Emotional On Child Development

- Effects of Physical and Emotional Abuse on a Child’s Development What are the effects of physical and emotional abuse on a child’s development. Child abuse can be traumatizing for the victim. “In 2005, an estimated 3.3 million reports of alleged abuse and neglect involving approximately 6 million children were made to local child protective services across the country” (Child Physical Abuse, 2015). The effects of physical and emotional abuse on a child’s development have been documented to have a significantly affect a child’s physical, emotional and social abilities....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Physical abuse, Psychology]

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Abuse is When One Controls Another

- The topic of abuse has been around for a large number of years. Abuse is when a person attempts to control the behavior of another person. It is a misuse of power which uses the bonds of intimacy, dependency, trust, and intimacy to make the victim feel or seem vulnerable. Abuse can cause a lot of harm to a person, it can cause that person suicide to commit suicide because they’d feel that it is the only way out, it makes a person feel miserable, and it also puts the person that is being abused unhealthy positions....   [tags: emotional, physical, behavior]

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The Effects of Substance Abuse in Young Adults

- By the eighth grade, 29.5 percent of adolescents have consumed alcohol, 15.5 percent have smoked cigarettes, and 15 percent have used marijuana (11 Facts About Teens and Drug Use). Substance abuse by young adults using illegal or prescription drugs and alcohol can result in a loss of interest in education, serious emotional problems and chemical dependency. Substance abuse can cause lower grades, leading to becoming less involved in school activities, skipping school because of lack of interest and possibly dropping out all together....   [tags: education, emotional, chemical dependency]

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Domestic Violence is Primary Abuse of Women

- ... In 2005, the WHO interviewed over 24,000 women between the ages of 15 and 49 years in various Asian, African, and South American countries to assess the prevalence of IPV. The survey found that IPV was a globally prominent issue with prevalence of physical violence ranged from 13% (Japan) to 61% (Peru), and prevalence of sexual violence ranged from 6% (Japan) to 59% (Ethiopia) among interviewees (WHO, 2005). Victims of IPV may acquire bodily damages due to physical abuse, such as severe wounds, broken bones, traumatic injury, and other physical deformities (NCIPC, 2011; WHO, 2010)....   [tags: sexual, physical, emotional]

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Child Abuse

- Safe-House: Creating Safe, Beneficial Environments for Children Background: Child abuse is a subjective term which can carry multiple meanings and definitions. However, for the purpose of this paper, child abuse will be composed of the following definition. “Child abuse consists of any act of commission or omission that endangers or impairs a child’s physical or emotional health and development. Child abuse includes any damage done to a child which cannot be reasonably explained and which is often represented by an injury or series of injuries appearing to be non-accidental in nature.” The most well-known forms of child abuse include the following: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and...   [tags: safe-house, emotional response]

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The Role of Attachment in Infancy Is Vital in Subsequent Emotional Development

- “Attachment is a deep and enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another across time and space” McLeod (2009), as a core component of social and emotional development, the necessity and role of caregivers is a heavily researched area. Theories differ on the impairment that a crippled or complete lack of attachment causes to an infant in terms of social, emotional or intellectual development. These theories range from Harlow’s unethical work with infant rhesus monkeys to Chisholm’s study of Romanian orphans, the work remains relevant however in order to be aware of how to support or setback the deleterious affects that studies appear to be congruent on occur in infants of abuse o...   [tags: social isolation, abuse, abandoned ]

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Elder Abuse Legislation: Is it doing what it should?

- Background on Mandatory Reporting Laws Elder abuse is causing emotional, physical or sexual harm, financial exploitation, or intentional or unintentional neglect to someone of greater age, whether it be from a family member or a stranger. Elder abuse has been a social issue for many years prior to any kind of legislation being made. Victims of elder abuse are often older adults ages 60 to 75 and the person abusing the elder is usually someone the victim knows, but could be a stranger in certain cases....   [tags: emotional, physical, sexual, harm, law, gerontolog]

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Human, Emotional, And Financial Harm People Suffer From Illegal Activities

- Victimology is the scientific study of the physical, emotional, and financial harm people suffer from illegal activities. A common struggle Victimologists face is determining who the victim is. In general, crimes don 't have an “ideal victim”. The term ideal victims refer to someone who receives the most sympathy from society (Christie, 2016). An example of this would be a hardworking, honest man who on his way to work, had his wallet taken by force. Most people in society would have sympathy for him....   [tags: Child abuse, Domestic violence, Sexual abuse]

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Domestic Abuse And Sexual Abuse

- Domestic abuse is quite a peculiar concoction to swallow. At first, it tastes like a sweet ambrosia but as it settles the pleasant dream quickly spoils into a putrid rot, leaving the victim confused and longing for what once was. Love- it is the factor that makes these cases so perplexing. The threats, the isolation, the insults, and the pain comes from what strikes as an unlikely source; an abuser whom one is close to or loves. To define, domestic abuse is intentional intimidation, physical assault, sexual assault, or any other abusive behavior by one intimate partner to another to display power or control....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Psychological abuse]

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Child Abuse And Sexual Abuse

- Review After the safeguarding concern had been raised, over the weekend the police had been called to P’s property as she had reported R for physically abuse. Children services (CS) attended her residence to conduct an assessment after they had been alerted by the police. She informed them that she had been physically and emotional abused by R in the past. Previously he had slapped her when they had an argument, and he used control to get her to do what he wanted. She informed CS that she normally retaliates to R, however on this occasion she locked herself in the bathroom and while B was in the house....   [tags: Abuse, Psychological abuse, Physical abuse]

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Domestic Abuse And Sexual Abuse

- Our society has made great leaps to overcome adversities that it has faced throughout history, but one major issue that still plagues the human race is domestic abuse. Domestic abuse can be dated back as far as the history records can record. While this may come as shock to some, this horrible epidemic seen in relationships is an all too real factor in many homes within the United States. Domestic abuse tears thousands of families apart every year. In the late 1920’s all states within the U.S. outlawed “wifebeating,” yet the domestic abuse cases continue to rise....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Psychological abuse, Bullying]

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The Problem Of Abuse And Sexual Abuse

- Recently, Dr. Beverly instructed the class to search for a topic in our textbook and to do further research on the topic by turning to the internet to find out more information about a particular topic. There was a section in the textbook, which discussed the different forms of abuse such as child abuse, domestic violence against men and women, elderly abuse, financial abuse and the psychological impact that it has on those who are involved. In this essay, the reader will be given a breakdown analysis of the information that was discovered and the writer’s opinion on these forms of abuse....   [tags: Abuse, Psychological abuse, Domestic violence]

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Child Abuse And Sexual Abuse

- Abuse Paper While child abuse is prevalent in today’s society, there are other populations that face victimization. The elderly and people in other special populations continue to be plagued by abuse. Therefore, it is time to examine what role the justice system plays in protecting those who continue to be victimized. Issues Associated with Intimate Partner Abuse Intimate partner abuse is also known as intimate partner violence. (IPV) This type of violence utilizes controlling behavior to demean their current or ex-partner and can occur in heterosexual and same-sex relationships (Wallace & Roberson, 2014, p....   [tags: Domestic violence, Abuse, Child abuse]

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Child Protective Services And Its Effect On Children 's Emotional Development

- In addition, sexual abuse also includes activities by a parent or caretaker such as fondling a child’s genitals, penetration, incest, rape, sodomy, indecent exposure, and exploitation through prostitution or the production of pornographic materials. Emotional or psychological abuse is a pattern of behavior that impairs a child’s emotional development or sense of self-worth. This may include criticism, threats, or rejection, as well as withholding love, support or guidance. This type of abuse is almost always present with other types of abuse....   [tags: Child abuse, Domestic violence, Foster care]

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Family Abuse And Child Abuse

- We have all heard the saying “Home sweet home” or “Home is where the heart is.” Unfortunately for numerous people, especially women and children, home is anything but a safe haven. In our society spouse abuse, elderly abuse and child abuse is a major family-related social issue. Family abuse comes in many forms, physical violence, sexual violence and psychological and emotional abuse. Nonetheless, family violence is not unusual, perhaps this reason is because nuclear families devote to spend so much time together which leads to emotional bonds integrated with emotional stressors that may trigger outbursts and violence if the person doesn’t know how to deal with stress in other healthier ways...   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence, Child abuse]

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Domestic Abuse

- Domestic violence has been an ongoing issue among couples in society. This violence is not something that is new; it has been around for a long time. Domestic violence, can range from physical, mental, and emotional. When a couple is in an intimate relationship or married, one of the individuals in the relationship tries to dominate the other partner by trying to control them. This is commonly called domestic violence. A vast majority of domestic violence cases go unreported each year. This could be because the victim believes their spouse will harm them more if police are involved or the victim thinks they can fix and stop the violence themselves....   [tags: Domestic Violence, Physical, Mental, Emotional]

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Child Abuse: The Epidemic That Must Cease

- Child abuse is epidemic in many countries as well as the United States. It is estimated that every thirteen seconds a child is abused in some manner: physically, sexually, emotionally or by neglect (Friedman). Each year, there are over 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States involving more than 6 million children. Child abuse can be reduced with proper education of the parents and with greater public awareness. Child abuse is the physical, sexual, emotional mistreatment, or neglect of a child....   [tags: Abuse]

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The Effects Of Domestic Abuse On Children

- Abuse occurs when people mistreat or misuse other people, showing no concern for their integrity or intent worth as individuals. There are different types of abuse, examples are, family abuse, neglect, and emotional abuse. On average, most children that grow up in an abusive home are most likely to become abusive towards their spouse and or kids. Family abuse can be the worse because it affects the whole family. Emotional abuse affects the inside and that can be mentally damaging. Most of the time, neglect abuse is not always intentional....   [tags: Abuse, Child abuse, Psychological abuse]

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The Effects Of Child Abuse On Children

- The effects of child abuse are infinite. The hurt, pain and trauma abused children go through is just a small part society actually sees, but it affects all of us. Damaged lives can be seen in people of all ages and in all outlooks of life. As a whole, society is affected by child abuse in both positive and negative ways. Early American cultures did not consider child abuse a crime. In fact, children were often told what they needed to do, and if they did not follow orders, they were beaten. Child abuse is when a parent, caregiver, or guardian fails to act, causing injury, emotional harm or risk to a child, and in severe cases, death....   [tags: Child abuse, Psychological abuse, Abuse]

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Elder Abuse Is Not A New Problem

- Elder abuse is not a new problem that we are seeing today, it has been going on for more than 30 year’s. However, it is only now being recognized as a criminal problem as there has been a recent spike in reported incidents. As the baby boomers are approaching senior citizenship, there has been a 14% increase on reported family violence against seniors since 2004. As Jenny Ploeg, Lynne Lohfeld, and Christine Walsh state in their 2013 article What Is “Elder Abuse”. Voices From the Margin: The Views of Underrepresented Canadian Older Adults “…people aged 65 years and older are now the fastest-growing age group....   [tags: Abuse, Psychological abuse, Child abuse]

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The Effects Of Child Abuse On Children

- Abuse in child can differ from physical, emotional, mental, sexual and neglect. The effects of child abuse vary between children these effects can be long lasting. Some of these problems can be psychological such as anxiety, depression, academic problems in school, withdrawn and difficulty connecting with others, and can even experience flashbacks and post-traumatic stress. They also have physical effects such as bruises, sprains, fractures, poor hygiene and inappropriate dress. Children living in an environment that is full of fear and violence develop poor coping skill some of these coping skills can be eating disorders, drug use risky sexual decision and self-harm....   [tags: Child abuse, Abuse, Psychological abuse]

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