Types of Abuse

Physical Abuse: This involves the use of force causing bodily harm, injury, or pain. It includes actions like hitting, pushing, or restraining someone against their will. 

Emotional Abuse: Emotional abuse inflicts psychological harm by undermining an individual’s self-esteem, sense of worth, and emotional well-being. It can include verbal insults, humiliation, or isolation. 

Financial Abuse: Financial abuse entails exploiting an individual’s financial resources without their consent. This may involve theft, fraudulent activities, or exerting undue influence over their financial decisions. 

Sexual Abuse: Sexual abuse refers to non-consensual sexual activity or manipulation involving vulnerable individuals. This can encompass unwanted advances, exploitation, or any form of sexual coercion. 

Neglect and Self-Neglect: Neglect involves the failure to meet an individual’s basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, medical care, and emotional support. Self-neglect occurs when an individual neglects their own well-being.