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    Psychological Abuse

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    PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE Any act‚ including confinement‚ isolation‚ verbal assault‚ humiliation‚ intimidation‚ or any other treatment which may diminish the sense of identity‚ dignity‚ and self-worth. This is sometimes called emotional abuse. Some researchers refer to it by formal terms such as "chronic verbal aggression". Psychological abuse can make the person feel "less of a person". It diminishes the person’s sense of identity‚ dignity‚ and self-worth. Abused people often find that psychological

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    Oppression Oppression is the mistreatment of an individual or group in society by another individual or group in society. Webster’s New World Dictionary defines “oppression” as physical or mental distress. Oppression is the physical or mental abuse of a person or peoples by an individual or group who considers themselves to be superior. It is often socially condoned by the majority or “elite” within society. It restricts the oppressed from having control over their own lives. Oppressed people

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    the story “Eveline” by James Joyce‚ the main character Eveline is a young daughter of an abusive father. He is not physically abusive though‚ he is emotionally abusive. The scares of emotional abuse‚ though invisible‚ hurt harder and run deeper than physical scars. The Emotional and physiological abuse of Eveline’s father causes her/leads her to become in a paralyzed state of denial insecurity and guilt. Evelines state of denial causes her to create illusions and to deceive herself about

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    Physical Abuse vs. Psychological Abuse There is a huge minority of people in the United States that does not realize Psychological/Emotional abuse as an actual form of abuse. The majority of people’s minds go right to physical abuse when indeed there are many other forms of abuse just as if not worse. Physical is easy to spot‚ even if the child does not tell anyone‚ whereas psychological abuse is not seen by anyone else and is very difficult to diagnose. There are many different resources and

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    the different psychological disorders and symptoms that children have due to the abuse they go through. It is also important as a parent‚ medical worker‚ officer‚ educator‚ and many others to be able to identify child abuse and the psychological disorders and symptoms in order to help protect that child or children. This paper will provide evidence to answer the question: What are potential psychological disorders and symptoms of children who experienced physical or mental abuse? Annotated Bibliography

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    Running Head: ELDER ABUSE Abusing the Elderly: Consequences and its Victims ELDER ABUSE Abstract Elderly abuse happens in the United States every day and it is an unforgivable crime. The elderly cannot take proper care of themselves and need someone else to care for them with basic necessities such as shelter‚ water and food. Sometimes this is not the case and the elderly are neglected of these basic needs. That’s not all‚ they are physically hurt‚ bruised and even broken bones can

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    The Psychological Impact of Child Abuse Dealing with child abuse is perhaps one of the most difficult things for a person to deal with. We often hear the stories of child abuse victims and how it has shaped their lives even well into their adult years. More than that‚ since a child ’s identity is still in the process of being formed and having healthy relationships is needed for his or her identity to fully develop. Experiencing abuse early in life jolts the child to the grim realities early

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    long-term problems that stem from abuse as children‚ such as depression‚ anxiety‚ eating disorders‚ and attempts at suicide‚ but this Extended Essay will investigate only the three most prominent‚ long-term psychological effects of child abuse‚ focusing specifically on the types of abuse that may lead to the following disorders: dissociation‚ multiple-personality disorder (as well as borderline personality disorder)‚ and post-traumatic stress disorder. Abuse is herewith defined as a methodic

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    Elderly Abuse

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    elderly abuse varies. A common middle ground in all definitions is that elderly abuse is any physical‚ psychological‚ or maternal abuse towards an elderly person. In summary‚ it is the violation of the elder’s rights to safety‚ security and adequate healthcare. (Wyandt). Due to the various definitions of elderly abuse across the board‚ the act has been categorized in different typologies. Physical abuse‚ Verbal/Psychological abuse and financial abuse are three main types of elderly abuse. Regardless

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    What is elder abuse? Elder abuse is a single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action‚ occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust‚ which causes harm or distress to an older person. (Wikipedia.org) Elder abuse is occurring more than it is acknowledged. The human life span is growing. People are living longer. People are reaching 85 and older and therefore they require more services. Elder adults go through many changes as they age causing them to rely on people

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    Effects of Child Abuse by CHILDREN Neglect of a child is not limited to physical abuse; it encompasses physical‚ emotional‚ sexual abuse. The effects of these types of abuse are not limited to the number of years the child suffers; unfortunately‚ the effects of child abuse last a lifetime. Studies on child abuse have proven the negative effects are more than skin deep‚ and can have permanent physical‚ intellectual‚ and psychological consequences throughout adolescence and adulthood. When children

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    Abuse of power

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    Defining Abuse Abuse includes humiliating you‚ threatening you‚ intimidating you or possibly coercing you. It doesn’t include normal management tasks such as reviewing your performance or assigning your workload‚ unless your boss does so unfairly. Unfairness ranges from racial or sexual discrimination to singling you out for the worst assignments as a way to bully and dominate you. Offensive‚ humiliating verbal or physical conduct may count as harassment as well as being abusive. Types Abuse manifests

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    Dog Abuse

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    some people compete dogs against each other in a brutal fight for the pleasure of others and for gambling. Other people do it for the release of anger. For whatever reason‚ or however a dog is abused it is illegal in most places. Some people who abuse dogs do not do it on purpose. They hurt them because they do not realize what they are doing. Some people try to keep their dogs under control by using cruel types of discipline. They may think that punishment and intimidation are the best ways to

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    Child abuse is a serious and widespread problem throughout the world. It can take the form of sexual abuse‚ physical or psychological mistreatment ‚ or child neglect. Can child abuse be prevented? Can the child abuser be rehabilitated? What can be done within your own home or community to prevent or control child abuse? Once discovered‚ child abuse can be addressed‚ but how does one report child abuse‚ and what are the legal requirements for reporting the abuse? Are you aware of the effect that the

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    Subject Child Abuse Saturday‚ September 08‚ 2012 The Effects Mental Abuse Have on Children What is Mental Abuse? Mental abuse‚ which is also referred to as emotional or psychological abuse‚ is a behavior that exposes another person to psychological trauma such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)‚ chronic depression‚ or nervousness (Allister 129). Such behaviors are usually perpetrated by people who are at a more powerful position than the victim‚ i.e. a teacher to a student‚ a manager to

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    Institutional Abuse

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    Institutional Abuse (Elder Abuse) Definition Mistreatment of someone living in a facility for older people. This includes nursing homes‚ foster homes‚ group homes or board care facilities where the staff‚ are paid to provide care. Physical signs and symptoms Broken bones‚ sprains‚ dislocations Broken eyeglasses Open wounds‚ cuts‚ punctures‚ untreated injuries in various stages of healing. Sudden changes in behaviour A care giver who refuses to let visitors see elder person alone. Reports from

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    are so morally obligated to focus on child or spousal abuse that elderly abuse gets over looked. Every year an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of this abuse. Elderly abuse is nothing to be taken lightly. It is one of the most unreported crimes in the country and the abuse usually occurs when someone is taking advantage of a fragile or disabled elderly person‚ using physical and mental tactics or neglecting them. Elderly abuse is not only morally and ethically wrong but it is wrong

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    Actual abuse Scenario A member of staff at a nursery called busy bee nursery found out that one of the children she was teaching had bruises‚ she noticed that they were not ordinary bruises which they would get at their age. Also they were in areas which were strange like his stomach‚ underarms and on his back. The staff members were worried for his safety because they were not caused by accident like the child bumping into a hard object or tripping up. Response: The correct response would be

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    In the Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect‚ an article entitled “Abuse‚ Neglect‚ and Exploitation: Considerations in Aging With Lifelong Disabilities”‚ it is reported that there has been prevalence of abuse‚ neglect and exploitation of older adults that have lifelong developmental disabilities. According to Ansello & O’Neill (2010)‚ a lifelong developmental disability is defined as a chronic impairment that occurs before the age of 22 that may affect functional abilities in matters of “self-care‚ learning

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    Running Head: THE SERIOUSNESS OF ELDER ABUSE 1 The Seriousness of Elder Abuse in Hong Kong Families To let older adults enjoy a sense of security and a sense of belonging is a time-honoured tradition in the Chinese society. Unfortunately‚ elder abuse has risen as a serious social problem in Hong Kong. An organization called “The Against Elderly Abuse of Hong Kong” has received 2212 requests for assistance related to elder abuse in 2011‚ which has doubled the number of requests received

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