Violence & Abuse

Definitions

 

Violence: Any mean word, look, sign, or act that hurts a person’s feelings or things. (Remboldt, 1994)

 

 

Psychological/Emotional Abuse

 

Direct:

 

- Verbal/Emotional treats or abuse directed to another person

 

- Intimidation and harassment

 

- Controlling behavior in a relationship

 

Indirect:


- Excluding someone from a group

 

- Spreading rumors

 

- Cyber bullying

 

Physical Abuse

 

Threatening or using force to physically hurt/injure another person.

 

Financial Abuse


- Extortion: Threat or violence forcing somebody to pay to avoid violence

 

- Blackmailing

 

- Continuously borrowing money (To a point where the lender feels like he/she has no choice.

 

Sexual Abuse

 

Rape, incest, unwanted sexual touching, date rape, or harassment. Basically, any type of unwanted sexual activity.

 

Bullying

 

- Repeated/Intentional attacks on others.

 

- Perpetrator often has more power than the target

 

- Bullying can take the form of psychological, physical, financial or sexual abuse