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Identifying Different Types Of Abuse.

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´╗┐Unit 11 p1 p2 p3 m1 d1 http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/GU_front_gifs/2012/9/18/1347991018748/TV-presenter-Miquita-Oliv-010.jpg ABUSE! Different Types of Abuse?. Emotional Abuse Emotional abuse is elusive. Unlike physical abuse, the people doing it and receiving it may not even know that it is happening. It can be more harmful than physical abuse because it can undermine what we think about ourselves and question if we are good enough. Emotional abuse can happen between parent and child, husband and wife, among relatives and between friends, it can affect anyone at any time. The abuser projects their words, attitudes or actions onto an unsuspecting victim usually because they themselves have not dealt with childhood wounds that are now causing them to harm others. One example of emotional abuse is humiliation. If someone is making you feel small and embarrassed of yourself or something that you have. Even though it could seem minor to the abuser, after time all the humiliation could lead to depression which is emotional abuse. Physical Abuse Physical abuse is classed as the hitting, shaking, choking, biting or other physical attack on a child. It can lead to bruising, cuts, scratches burns, fractures and internal injuries. As well as these more immediate injuries, there can also be longer term ones too. Physical abuse can, in the most severe cases, end up in disability, medical problems and long term pain. The longer the abuse lasts, the more likely longer term issues will arise. The age also influences how much damage is done to the child. The younger the child, the more damage can be done. For example, the so-called ?shaken baby syndrome? is a form of abuse that can lead to brain damage, paralysis and blindness. Another example of physical abuse could be moving an elderly person inappropriately and rough you could cause bruising and broken bones because they are extremely frail. Sexual Abuse Sexual abuse could be rape or sexual assault; sexual acts to which the vulnerable adult has not or could not have consented, or to which they ...read more.

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buckle, hand, iron, teeth, cigarette burns) * facial injuries in adults (e.g. cuts, bruises, sores, etc.) * injuries not consistent with the adults age and development * bald patches on a persons head where hair may have been torn out Indicators Of sexual Abuse http://img.ehowcdn.com/article-new/ehow/images/a08/5g/eh/factors-influencing-patterns-elder-abuse-800x800.jpg * fatigue due to sleep disturbances * sudden weight change * cuts or sores made by the adults on the arm (self-mutilation) * recurring physical ailments * difficulty in walking or sitting * unusual or excessive itching in the genital or anal area due to infection(s) * torn, stained or bloody underwear * sexually transmitted disease(s) * pregnancy * injuries to the mouth, genital or anal areas (e.g. bruising, swelling, sores, infection) Indicators of Discriminatory Abuse http://www.kirklees.gov.uk/community/ld/safe/images/09.jpg * unequal treatment due to race, gender, religion, age, sexuality or disability * verbal abuse, inappropriate language, slurs, harassment and deliberate exclusion * denial of basic human and civil rights e.g. allowing people to follow their own spiritual or cultural beliefs or choice about their own sexuality * failure to meet and take into account religious and cultural needs of an individual * racist graffiti or bringing racist material (magazines, leaflets) into the vulnerable individuals home. * lack of choice * lack of privacy and dignity * lack of personal belongings * use of punishment - withholding food and drink * tendency for withdrawal and isolation * expression of anger or frustration or fear and anxiety * lack of disabled access * being refused access to services or being excluded inappropriately Indicators of Financial Abuse http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSVb386LNiwl-F1yMrbTo6s643krO5xV7ZxcCxtFMYEBl5YMUxE_Q * Misusing a power of attorney, * Persuading, tricking, or threatening the adult out of money, property, or possessions (and this includes attempts to do any of these); * Cashing pension or other cheques without authorization; * Use of the adult's money for purposes other than what was intended by the adult. Indicators of Neglect http://www.noelderabuse.com/images/elderly_gentleman.jpg * abandonment * lack of shelter * unattended medical and dental needs * consistent lack of supervision * ingestion of cleaning fluids, medicines, etc. ...read more.

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Therefore, you could end up neglecting the child yourself which is also abuse. This could make the victims become very sick causing long term effects. Which include depression, some of the time victims become so caught up in all of the abuse that they start to believe that it is their own fault, they blame themselves and sometime even become self destructive and suicidal. This is very common in people who have been sexually abused, because they start asking themselves...why them? all the unanswered questions keep repeating in their head and its a big vicious circle. Other long term effects of sexual abuse is poor body image because it was the body that was the instrument used during the sexual abuse. Meanwhile, some victims may develop an eating disorder which could lead to anorexia or obesity. If none of the problems are helped and the victim of sexual abuse doesn?t start to slowly try and move on from the abuse, then long term this could lead to abusing themselves more by turning to drugs and alcohol because in their head this makes them forget for a while, it helps them become happy for a period of time, when the drugs or alcohol wear off then they want to take more to keep forgetting. All of these are possible but its how you try and prevent them from becoming worse which could be life saving. If the victim is open about the abuse then speaking to someone could really help get all their feelings and emotions out. A problem that you have seems to improve a little when it is a problem shared. This way the victim knows that people are there to help them. The best people to speak too may be a a member of their family or a councillor, they can reassure you on the situation and try and prevent the victim from becoming depressed or emotionally unstable. short term effects http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Long-Term-Effects-of-Sexual-Abuse#ixzz2XEdh46Qf ...read more.

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