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Definition of sexual abuse ?
Weegy: Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is the forcing of undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another. When that force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault. [ The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser or (often pejoratively) molester.[1] The term also covers any behavior by any adult towards a child to stimulate either the adult or child sexually. When the victim is younger than the age of consent, it is referred to as child sexual abuse. ] (More)
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signs and symptoms of emotional/psychological abuse?
Weegy: Emotional abuse can be defined as any behavior that affects the psychology of an individual by overpowering him/her. It involves verbal, as well as non-verbal abuse that eventually undermine the self-respect and independence of the sufferer. [ Though emotional abuse can occur to anybody, it is more common among those who have least power in the society, for example, children and women. An individual under prolonged abuse loses his/her self-confidence, self-concept, self-motivation, and self-worth. Most commonly, emotional abuse is associated with abusive relationship and child abuse. It always precedes or accompanies a physical abuse in domestic violence. Very often, it is observed that a person who is abused in a relationship can be an abuser to another person. This way, the person blames his feelings and/or problems on others. Emotional abuse or maltreatment in children can affect their development in terms of cognitive, social, and psychological behavior. Indeed, the effects of child abuse are detrimental and long-lasting. Signs and Symptoms of Emotional Abuse Some common types are neglecting/rejecting, isolating, abusive expectations (demands, criticism), ignoring, denying (refuse to listen or understand the feelings), constant chaos, exploiting, aggression (blaming, commanding, threatening), emotional blackmail (threatening), dominating, verbal assaults (sarcasm, berating), invalidation, and unpredictable behavior (mood changes, emotional outbursts). These cases are overlooked or neglected, assuming that they as quite normal. But, unlike physical abuse, the effects of emotional abuse on mental health are long-term and they are difficult to get over with time. It is not unusual that the abuser displays his/her abusive characters in order to humiliate the sufferer, when they are in the company of others. However, it is very difficult to identify and assess the sufferers of emotional abuse. Hence, it goes unreported or unrecognized in most of the ... (More)
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