Physical abuse is the non-accidental infliction of physical force such as hitting, slapping, pushing or physical restraint, which result in or could result in bodily injury, pain or impairment.
Sexual abuse is when an adult is involved in a sexual activity that he or she has not given consent to. They may be in a confused state or may not truly comprehend.
Emotional/physical abuse is defined as the infliction of anguish, pain, or distress through verbal or nonverbal acts which lessens ones sense of dignity and self worth.
Financial abuse is defined as the illegal or improper use of an individual’s funds, property, or assets resulting in another’s personal gain.
Institutional abuse is the mistreatment of people brought about by poor or inadequate care, support or systematic poor practice that affects the whole care setting.
It occurs when the individual's wishes and needs are sacrificed for the smooth running of a group, service or organization.
Self neglect is when an individual neglects to attend to their basic needs, such as personal hygiene, appropriate clothing, feeding, or tending appropriately to any medical conditions they may have.
Neglect by others
Neglect by others occurs when adult who are unable to care for themselves are not provided with basic necessities of care. For example lack of food or drink, being left to sit in urine for a long period of time or being isolated and ignored.
Signs and symptoms of abuse
Signs and symptoms of physical abuse * unexplained injuries - changes in eating and drinking pattern * torn clothing - difficulties with sleeping * black eyes - being withdrawn or depressed * slap marks * loss of confidence Signs and symptoms of sexual abuse * kissing - flinching *