Signs can be; A heightened sense of fear and anxiety around a person. Low self esteem Possible STD infection Inappropriate sexual behavior to others An interest in sex that is not in line with the age of the person. Fear of being with a certain sex. Emotional/psychological Abuse Many forms of abuse are obviously cruel. Emotional abuse is more subtle.
Having any type of sex when you don’t want to. Being made to watch or say sexual things when you don’t want to. Signs Sexual abuse can be harder to spot than physical abuse due to its nature. Some signs that can show that abuse has taken place could be bruising around the genital region. It is also
If the individual’s story of what happened does not match the bruise chances are they are being physically abused. Or burns and scalds that are oddly shaped (such as the shape of an iron, weapon or cigarette end. Broken bones or unexplained falls ect. Signs that someone is being sexually abused may be fear of physical contact, injury, bleeding, irritation or infection around the genitals. Sexually transmitted diseases, bruising, bites, scratches on the breast or inner thigh, unexplained crying and distress, withdrawal from social contact are also signs and symptoms of sexual abuse.
Types of sexual abuse are rape, sexual assault, touching and fondling, offensive or inappropriate language or involving an individual in the making and/or showing of pornography. • Emotional/psychological abuse. This is behaviour that has a harmful effect on the person’s emotional health and development or any form of mental cruelty. Some participating factors of emotional/psychological abuse maybe threats of harm or abandonment, being deprived of social or any other sort of contact, humiliation, blaming, controlling, verbal abuse, bullying or behaviour that undermines the adults self-esteem and results in them being less able to protect themselves. • Financial abuse.
1.1B Define the following types of abuse, sexual abuse. The definition of sexual abuse is criminal sexual activity involving a victim below the age of sexual consent or incapable of giving sexual consent. It is also a crime to knowingly cause another to engage in an act of unwanted sexual act by force or by threat. 1.1C Define the following types of abuse, emotional/physiological. The definition of emotional/physiological abuse is characterized by a person subjecting or exposing another person to behaviour that may result in physiological trauma.
PLS 4420 – Criminal Justice system Sexual “Predator” Notification Laws. By definition, Sexual predators are people who specifically plan and work toward the goal of acting on unusual desires or fantasies that may result in sexually inappropriate behaviors towards unwilling parties. Sexual predators can be men or women and prey on people young or old. Different types of predators have different characteristics. While the term "sexual predator" is sometimes used to describe anybody who obtains sexual contact via less-than-honest means, the term has a clear legal connotation, as well.
Sexual abuse can include; Unwanted advances, indecent exposure, harassment, rough washing or touching of the genital area, rape, being forced to participate in sexual acts, Injury to genitals. A non consensual sexual act. Emotional/psychological abuse: Defined as a person subjecting or exposing another to behaviour that may result in psychological trauma. Sexual abuse can include; intimidation, not being included, threats, bullying, humiliating, blame. Any act that may, diminish the sense of identity, dignity and self worth.
2. Signs and symptoms Bruising, cuts, scratches, change in personality, wincing, crying, change in behaviour, unwilling to remove clothing, being aggressive towards others. 1b. Sexual abuse Sexual abuse is a type of abuse where sexual contact or sexual references are made. Can also be letting minors or vulnerable people view pornographic material.
Unit 204 Outcome 1 1.1 Physical abuse is an act of another party involving contact intended to cause feelings of physical pain, injury, or other physical suffering or bodily harm including hitting, slapping, pushing, kicking, or inappropriate sanctions Sexual abuse is a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat. Including encouraging relevant individuals to look at pornography, harassing them by making sexual suggestions or comments,or sexual acts where the individual has not consented, or could not consent or was pressured into consenting. Emotional/ Psychological abuse is subjecting an individual to bullying tactics such as threats.These bullies can take away the self-confidence of their victim and sometimes render them brain washed into believing they will never make a go of it on their own or they are ugly; fat; theopposite sex wouldn't want them; they are stupid because they may have not got high enough marks in school; or, in the elderly threatening to put the elderly person in a home if they do not conform to the abusers wishes. Mental and emotional abuse can be between couples in a relation; siblings; elderly abuse or abusing one's peers. Including emotional abuse, threats of harm or abandonment, deprivation of contact, humiliation, blaming, controlling, intimidation, coercion, harassment, verbal abuse, isolation or withdrawal from services or supportive networks.
Factors that can contribute to an individual being more vulnerable to physical abuse may be that the service user cannot communicate verbally and also the service user may re-in act the physical abuse on other service users. Sexual abuse Some examples of sexual abuse could be forcing a service use to take part in any sexual activity against their will or watching sexual activities, this could be in the internet. Signs and symptoms of sexual abuse may be that the service user tries to perform some of the sexual acts on other service users or members of staff or even in the public. The service user may be bleeding from the vagina or rectum. Service users who have been sexually abused may start to self harm.