What is Abuse

Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or verbal. It is Intimidation or manipulation of another person or an intrusion into another’s psyche; the purpose is to control another person. It is generally a long term pattern of behavior although specific short term interactions can be labeled abusive. Abuse cuts through all social categories and social classes. It happens in all races and religions. Both men and women, young and old, can be abusive.

  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Stalking
  • Teen Dating Violence
  • Family and Friends