Abuse of any kind and magnitude is very traumatizing and can result in long-term or lifelong effects, especially if emotional healing does not occur. Abuse takes many forms – domestic violence involving physical aggression or assault (pushing, hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects, beating up, or threats, sexual abuse); controlling or domineering; intimidation; stalking; emotional abuse, passive or covert abuse such as neglect and financial deprivation.
Please note that people are mostly abused by a close family member or an intimate partner in the privacy of their home. This is very common – not just in our communities, but around the world. Read More