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Adults and Abuse

  • Domestic Violence

    Abuse often begins with verbal behaviors such as name-calling, threats, and hitting or throwing objects. It can become worse, including pushing, slapping, and holding against the victim's will.

  • Understanding Domestic Abuse

    Although the most common form of abuse is males abusing female partners, females can abuse male partners, and abuse also takes place in same-sex relationships.

  • Recognizing Domestic Violence

    Domestic violence is behavior someone uses to control a spouse, partner, date or elderly relative through fear and intimidation.

  • Close the Door on Intimate Partner Violence

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines intimate partner violence as actual or threatened physical or sexual violence, or psychological and emotional abuse, directed at a spouse, former spouse, current or former boyfriend or girlfriend, or dating partner.

  • Protect Yourself from Sexual Assault

    Rape can happen to anyone—children, grandmothers, students, working women, wives, mothers, and even males.

  • Recognizing a Partner's Emotional Abuse

    Physical violence is just one form of domestic abuse. If you have a partner who verbally humiliates you, demands all your attention, blames you for everything that goes wrong or threatens to harm you or your children, you’re also being abused.

  • Sexual Harassment's Emotional Toll

    According to researchers at the American Psychological Association, nearly 50 percent of American working women will experience on-the-job sexual harassment at some point in their careers.

  • What You Can Do to Prevent Child Abuse

    Child abuse can happen in any family and in any neighborhood. Studies have shown that child abuse crosses all boundaries of income, race, ethnic heritage and religious faith.

  • Women and Substance Abuse

    When a woman has a substance-abuse problem, her whole family is affected because she’s often the key to family stability.

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