Warning Signs of Abuse

Anybody could be using domestic violence , but not knowing that they are using it . Despite both men and women can be abusive, there are mostly men that are doing the abusing . Those who use violence often refuse to accept control for the abuse and attempt to explain or blame the other person or people for causing it. Sometimes women and men really don’t know when they are being abused .

They’re not always as easy to see as you might think. That’s because domestic abuse is about controlling someone’s mind and emotions as much as hurting their body. Abuse can leave scared to even date again . It can be hard for you to see your partner’s actions for what they really are. most of the time, physical abuse isn’t what comes first.abuse can always creep up slowly on you .someone might put u down make u feel some type of way that can cause you to feel like your in a dark place .

An odd excuse to keep you away from family or friends. The violence often comes up once some one cut u off . By then, you feel stuck .if u can be yourself around your partner . You may be scared to say what you think or feel , to say no to sex. No matter the reason,you should not be scared to be yourself around anyone .if this has been going on in your relationship the a chance that you are being abused ,you should wanna get help.

A person who was once talking to everyone and friendly who is now quiet, could be an abuse victim.You may notice that the victim drops out of thing that u know they would usually enjoy. Or they cancel that they wanted to do with you at the last minute. They may often be late to work or other appointments.Victims of abuse might display to much privacy having to do with their personal life or the person with whom they are in a relationship.

You should alway wanna be in a workplace that u can be yourself in and not have to really watch your surrounding all the time .when u are being harassed in a your workplace it’s not good because u have alway have to keep up with everything that is going on around u and now wants be scared every time they toto there work place . It does not include any reasonable conduct of an employer or supervisor related to the normal management of workers or a work site. r disagreements between coworkers can lead to harassment every day none stop and that can also call u to want to do something to that person ,and now you are losing your life because u was just trying to protect yourself ,whether at a worksite or work related, is defined as the threatened, attempted or actual conduct of a person that causes or is likely to cause physical or psychological injury or harm.

Harassment in a workplace can lead to physical attack or domestic violence . Sexual violence as a workplace hazard refers to any sexual act, attempt to obtain a sexual act, or other act directed against a worker’s sexuality using coercion, by any person regardless of their relationship to the victim, in a workplace or work-related setting. If you are in your workplace and u feel that someone is harassing you u should tell management or just go to the police because if you let it go on for to long maybe that person could end up killing you or you will end up killing that person . if i were u i would not want my family mad at the world knowing that i was going through something that they could have helped me with in the loge round

Being abused does not cause psychological or medical illness to occur. Every child who has experienced abuse or neglect will have their own response to the trauma. While some children have long-lasting effects, others are able to recover quicker and with ease. There is not a right or wrong way for a child to manage effects of the abuse and neglect they have suffered.Whether children witness or experience abuse, it can take a toll on their development. Domestic violence victims are not isolated to intimate partners. Children are at an increased risk for emotional behavioral problems regardless if they were directly abused or not.

The effects include:Anxiety,Depression, Academic problems, and very Fearful. When children deals with abuse they often alway keep family secrets and sometimes not even talk Studies show that 3-4 million children between the ages of 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year. U.S. government statistics say that 95% of domestic violence cases involve women victims of male partners. The children of these women often witness the domestic violence.Children who are exposed to battering become fearful and anxious. They are always on guard, watching and waiting for the next event to occur.

They never know what will trigger the abuse, and therefore, they never feel safe. They are always worried for themselves, their mother, and their siblings. They may feel worthless and powerless.children who grow up with abuse are expected to keep the family secret.

Child abuse can result from emotional,or sexual harm. While child abuse is a from of action , there are also other thing that could lead to child abuse , such as neglect. Some households that suffer from drug abuse and anger issues have higher events of child abuse as compared to households without. Aftermaths of child abuse can result in both short and long term injury such as death.there may be some children that may not know that they in a child abuse situation it’s not always easy to see because they might be so lil that that may not not know at the time .

Children who are often abuses sometimes be afraid to tell someone because they might not believe them or they just would like to keep that family secret . furthermore,the person that had abused them my be there love one they they love a lot and they just don’t wanna tell about it . Parents are often unable to recognize symptoms of abuse because they may not want to face this reality. If you suspect a child has been abused, i feel that the child should be examined as soon as possible to to get help so they want be going through that for the rest of there life and grow up feeling that it’s something that supposed to be happening all the time ; it can’t be stressed enough that an abused child needs immediate access to special support and treatment. A doctor’s exam should not be on hold for any reason. Many signs of injury related to sexual abuse are temporary. Ideally, the exam should occur within 72 hours of the event or discovery. A complete physical exam must always be performed so that the examiner can look for any signs of physical or sexual abuse.

While sexual abuse can be a form of physical abuse, we put it in a category by itself because it can include both physical and non-physical components. It can involve rape or other forced sexual acts, or withholding or using sex as a weapon. An abusive partner might also use sex as a means to judge their partner and assign a value in other words, criticizing or saying that someone isn’t good enough at sex, or that sex is the only thing they’re good for. Because sex can be so loaded with emotional and cultural implications, there are any number of ways that the feelings around it can be uniquely used for power and control. It wasn’t until 1993 that marital rape was illegal in all 50 states, so some people may still assume that sex is something a partner is entitled to, and not recognize it as a larger pattern of power and control.

Signs of child sexual abuse can be physical and/or emotional, with physical signs being less common. Emotional signs can range from “too perfect” behavior to withdrawal, depression, or unexplained anger. It’s important to remember that some children may show no signs at all. Children’s Advocacy Centers provide trauma sensitive, child-friendly, safe places for families to seek help. Kids often don’t tell about sexual abuse, but sometimes they’ll display behavioral, physical, and emotional changes. Many of these changes aren’t specific to sexual abuse they can happen with other kinds of trauma or stress, and they can vary by age. But it’s important to be alert to these signs, figure out why they’re happening, and get your child help.

Mental or psychological abuse happens when one partner, through a series of actions or words, wears away at the other’s sense of mental wellbeing and health. It often involves making the victim doubt their own sanity. We’ve heard stories of abusers deliberately moving car keys and in one case, the whole car!or a purse, dimming the lights, and flat-out denying that certain things had taken place. The result of this, especially over a sustained period of time and often with the isolation that abusers also tend to use is that the victim depends on the abuser more and more because they don’t trust their own judgment. They also hesitate to tell anyone about the abuse they’re experiencing, for fear they won’t be believed.

Angela, a participant in one of our Support Groups, said, “He had called me crazy so many times, I was unsure if anyone would ever believe me about the abuse.” You probably know many of the more obvious signs of mental and emotional abuse. But when you’re in the midst of it, it can be easy to miss the persistent undercurrent of abusive behavior. Psychological abuse involves a person’s attempts to frighten, control, or isolate you. It’s in the abuser’s words and actions, as well as their persistence in these behaviors.

The abuser could be your spouse or other romantic partner. They could be your business partner, parent, or a caretaker. No matter who it is, you don’t deserve it and it’s not your fault. Continue reading to learn more, including how to recognize it and what you can do next. Name-calling. They’ll blatantly call you “stupid,” “a loser,” or words too awful to repeat here. Derogatory “pet names.” This is just more name-calling in not-so-subtle disguise. “My little knuckle dragger” or “My chubby pumpkin” aren’t terms of endearment. Character assassination. This usually involves the word “always.” You’re always late, wrong, screwing up, disagreeable, and so on. Basically, they say you’re not a good person.

Verbal Abuse occurs when one person uses words and body language to inappropriately criticize another person. Verbal abuse often involves ‘putdowns’ and name-calling intended to make the victim feel they are not worthy of love or respect, and that they do not have ability or talent. If the victim speaks up against these statements, they are often told that the criticisms were ‘just a joke’, and that it is their own problem that they do not find the joke funny. They may also be told that no abuse is happening; that it is ‘all in their head’. Verbal abuse is dangerous because it is often not easily recognized as abuse, and therefore it can go on for extended periods, causing severe damage to victim’s self-esteem and self-worth.

Damaged victims may fail to take advantage of opportunities that would enrich their lives because they come to believe they are not worthy of those opportunities. Withholding is primarily manifested as a withholding of information and a failure to share thoughts and feelings. A person who withholds information refuses to engage with his or her partner in a healthy relationship. He or she does not share feelings or thoughts. When he or she does share anything, it is purely factual or functional information of the sort their partner could have looked up online, read on his or her Facebook wall, or figured out on their own.

Examples of withholding communication that fail to engage the partner include: “The car is almost out of gas’; “The keys are on the table’; and “The show is on now.” The abuser may say something very upsetting to the victim of the abuse and, after seeing her reaction add, “It was just a joke!” Abuse is not OK in any form; jokes that hurt are abusive. Blocking and diverting is a form of withholding in which the abuser decides which topics are ‘good’ conversation topics. An abuser practicing this form of abuse may tell the victim that she is talking out of turn or is complaining too much.

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