ABUSE – It can happen to anyone!
Abuse is an attempt to control the behavior of another person. It is a misuse of power which uses the bonds of intimacy, trust and dependency to make the victim vulnerable. Abuse can take many forms.
Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, or a combination of any or all of these. Abuse can also be neglect, which is when parents/guardians or caregivers don’t take care of the basic needs of the children who depend on them.