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Who does Abuse Affect?
ANYONE CAN BE A VICTIM! Victims can be of any age, sex, gender identity, race, culture, religion, education, employment or marital status. Many victims of abuse experience shame, and will avoid the subject or even find ways to justify it or mask it. The abuse may be physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, financial or any combination thereof.
 
Domestic Violence
Sexual Assault
Child Abuse
Teen Dating Violence
Substance Abuse and Violence


for women

A woman is assaulted or beaten every 9 seconds in the US. Around the world, at least one in every three women has been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused during her lifetime. Most often, it is happening within her family. Victims of intimate partner violence come from all […]


for men

Victims of intimate partner violence come from all walks of life – all cultures, all incomes, all ages, and religions. They also come in both sexes. Men are often overlooked victims of intimate partner abuse, and when abused by women, frequently suffer in silence. In addition to the shame shared […]


who does abuse affect?

Abuse affects people of all ages, walks of life, and economic status. Many victims of abuse experience shame, and will avoid the subject or even find ways to justify it or mask it. The abuse may be physical, sexual, emotional, or a combination thereof.


substance abuse

People abuse substances such as drugs and alcohol for a variety of complicated reasons, but it is clear that our society pays a considerable cost. The toll for this abuse can be seen in our hospitals and emergency departments through the direct damage done to health and the physical suffering […]


teen dating violence

Dating violence or abuse can occur in intimate relationships between people from ages pre-teen through adulthood. However, studies have shown that teenagers ages 13-18 are a high risk because they are beginning to explore dating and intimacy. Additionally, this age group is at risk because statistics have shown that they […]


what is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive and controlling behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control another by preventing a person from doing what they wish or forcing them to behave in ways they do not want. Domestic violence affects men, women, children, elderly and disabled and […]


violence in the workplace

Intimate partner violence doesn’t stay at home when its victims go to work. It can follow them, resulting in violence in the workplace. Both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence have an impact in the workplace; they present an increased risk for workplace violence. Domestic violence in the workplace creates […]


financial abuse

Financial and economic abuse is the intentional withholding of money and resources as a means to exert power and control over a partner. Withholding economic resources such as money or credit cards Stealing from or defrauding the victim of money or assets Exploiting the victim’s resources for personal gain Withholding […]


verbal and emotional abuse

Mental, psychological and emotional abuse can be verbal or nonverbal. Verbal and nonverbal abuse often consist of more subtle actions or behaviors than physical abuse, including: Threatening or intimidating to gain compliance Yelling, screaming, name-calling, constant harassment Criticizing or diminishing victim’s accomplishments/goals Telling victim they are worthless without the abuser […]


physical abuse

Physical abuse is the use of physical force against another person in a way that ends up injuring the person, or puts the person at risk of being injured. Physical abuse includes: Pushing, throwing, kicking Slapping, grabbing, hitting, punching, beating, tripping Battering, bruising, choking, shaking Pinching, biting Holding, restraining, confinement […]