Abuse Essay

2559 WordsJan 11, 201511 Pages
1. Know how to recognise signs of abuse a. Define the following types of abuse: Physical abuse Sexual abuse Emotional/psychological abuse Financial abuse Institutional abuse Self neglect Neglect by others b Identify the signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse. c. Describe factors that may contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to abuse. a. There are different types of abuse: Physical Hitting, slapping, kicking Sexual Unwanted advances, indecent exposure, harassment Emotional Intimidation, blaming Financial Misappropriation of monies, not giving correct change Institutional Where a person is not treated as an individual Neglect Inadequate care, denial of basic rights b. Signs and/or symptoms associated with each type of abuse. Physical Abuse * Injuries that are the shape of objects * injuries in a variety of stages or injuries that have not received medical attention * A person being taken to many different places to receive medical attention * Skin infections * Dehydration or unexplained weight changes or medication being lost * Behaviour that indicates that the person is afraid or avoiding the perpetrator * Change of behaviour Sexual Abuse * Sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy * Tears or bruises in genital/anal areas * Soreness when sitting * Signs that someone is trying to take control of their body image, for example, anorexia, bulimia or self-harm * Sexualised behaviour * Inappropriately dressed Emotional/Psychological Abuse * Difficulty gaining access to the adult on their own * The adult not getting access to medical care or appointments with other agencies * Low self-esteem or lack of confidence and anxiety * Increased levels of confusion * Increased urinary or

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