Category Archives: Abuse and Violence

After Domestic Violence

Moving On After Domestic Violence According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, domestic violence is “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.” The effects of domestic violence...
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Recognizing Domestic Violence

What is Domestic Violence? According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, domestic violence is “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.” If you or someone that you...
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How Domestic Violence Effects Children

What is domestic violence? According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, domestic violence is “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.” This can look different in every...
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Leaving Abusive Relationships

Leaving Abusive Relationships According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, domestic violence is “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another.” After admitting the problem of domestic violence...
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Child sexual abuse – horrors of the least reported child maltreatment

Child sexual abuse is any touching or non-touching sexual activity between a child and an adult. It’s the least reported type of abuse; victims suffer from fear, guilt, denial, withdrawal, post traumatic stress, “sleeper effect” and other mechanisms of coping with molestation, so diagnosing and proving child sexual abuse is often...
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Understanding emotional child abuse – risks, signs, prevention

Emotional child abuse (or psychological abuse) is a wide range of parents’ or caregivers’ behaviors that systematically maltreat children’s psyche and seriously impair their normal psychological and emotional development. This type of child maltreatment might be the cruelest of them all in terms of persistency and severity of consequences. Emotional...
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Child neglect in U.S. – tragic facts about abused children

Child neglect is defined as continued failure to provide care and attention for a child’s needs (EX: food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education, love or protection from physical or emotional harm). Neglect is the most common type of child maltreatment. Types of child neglect -Physical neglect: the child’s life or physical...
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How to recognize and deal with violent behavior in children

In order to be help violent children successfully change their behavior, parents need to understand the nature of the problem. Understanding risk factors which influence the development of violent behavior in children and recognizing it’s early signs are crucial in taking the proper actions for correcting the behavior and preventing it from becoming...
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