Violence against women is prevelant in society today. What the public at large may not know is a majority of it happens right in the home.
Spousal abuse is a very real and sobering reality, and has a wide scope of effects which include physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. All equally damaging.
Watch attached video. It is the story of one womens real life story of how she escaped the horror of abuse from her husband.
Women today are unaware that there is help for them. Too often looking for others to help may lead to a dead end. Look up to God is the answer for true love, help and protection.
When in desperate situations; prayer is the only way for some to cope with the terror that surrounds their home or situation.
Visit the website Baltimore County of Care.
This website gives information on emergency shelters, aide for the homeless, family and children’s services.
If one suspect abuse in any form please pass on this article.
Many do not know they are being abused for some it is normal way to live. To suggest a way out is an insult if they are in denial or trying to hide the obvious.
Types of abuse and neglect Visit this website for more detailed explanation. Here is a list directed to the elderly.
6 Types of Abuse this site is directed to the younger adults and teens/children.
Abuse among intimate relationships is an “ongoing process in which one individual systematically diminishes and destroys the inner self of another. The essential ideas, feelings, perceptions, and personality characteristics of the victim are constantly belittled.” Resourse: Vera E. Mouradian, PhD
National Violence Against Women Prevention Research Center
Wellesley Centers for Women
Here is a reality check. Are you being abused?
Physical: rough treatment even it doesn’t leave a mark. This also includes use of medication or restraint.
Emotional: often a form of control; can cause emotional pain, anguish, or distress. It can undermine a person’s sense of dignity and self-worth. Emotional abuse is also known as verbal, mental, or psychological abuse.
Financial: illegally or improperly using a person’s money, assets, or property without the person’s permission or knowledge. It is often a form of theft or fraud. Examples of financial abuse include: pressuring for money, goods or property; using property or money without the person’s knowledge and consent.
Sexual: contact without that person’s consent. It can include pressuring for intimacy, fondling, touching, and sexual assault. Sexual abuse can also include sexual comments or jokes, or leering.
Violation of Rights: means ignoring a persons entitlement to basic rights and freedoms. Violation of rights may include restricting visitors, or restricting the person’s liberty, freedom, rights to privacy, and access to information or available community supports.Violation of rights can also include making decisions about the person’s health, personal care, or finances without the person’s consent (or where the person is not capable, his or her chosen substitute decision maker). In some cases, rules or policies may violate a persons rights.
Spiritual Neglect to Abuse: means restriction or loss of a person’s spiritual practices, customs, or traditions. It also includes using a person’s religious or spiritual beliefs to exploit them; attacking a person’s spiritual beliefs; and not allowing the person to attend the church, synagogue, or temple of his or her choice.
Neglect: can be physical, emotional, or financial. It refers to situations where a person has a responsibility to provide care or assistance but does not. For example, a neglectful person might stop paying the bills or providing food, shelter, medication, medical attention, or other forms of assistance that the adult needs and cannot get on his or her own. Abandoning the person is another form of neglect.
Abuse is a Crime
Many types of abuse or neglect are crimes under the Criminal Code of Canada. These include theft (including theft by a person who has been given power of attorney); fraud; assault; sexual assault; criminal intimidation and harassment; failing to provide a dependent person with the necessities of life; and manslaughter or murder.