Summary: Different Types Of Abuse Experienced By Adults

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Abuse is when you treat something with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly. If you abuse someone, it means you are hurting that person, mentally, emotionally, or physically. If someone else is harming you, you are yourself suffering from abuse. Here is a list of types of abuse that can happen to all ages. Some forms of abuse are used more in the elder years then younger years due to different circumstances. For example neglect in care home or domestic abuse in the home. Types of abuse experienced by adults • Physical • Sexual • Emotional • Psychological • Neglect • Exploitation • Bullying • Domestic abuse • Institutional abuse • Discrimination Sexual Abuse Sexual assault/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. With sexual abuse it is important to know if the victim said no. If the victim did not say no or fight against what actions were taken against them then in a sense they have consented to the actions taken on them. Some examples of sexual abuse are: Unwanted touching or kissing; if a person was to touch or kiss you in places and it was unwanted you might push that person…show more content…
They know what they are doing is wrong which is why they might tell you to keep it a secret or try and make you believe that is okay. Sexual abuse by a nursing home staff member – Sexual abuse of a nursing home resident by a staff member often occurs, because the nursing home fails to conduct background investigations of potential employees. Some staff members are minimum-wage employees who go from one job to the next and have a lot of contact with nursing home residents. They may help residents bathe, dress, and go to the bathroom, which may create the opportunity for sexual abuse.

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