Physical Abuse Sexual Abuse Signs of Physical Abuse Examples by bxk16778

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									                                                Soon Tom was demanding and receiving money          Examples of Physical Abuse
Physical Abuse                                  from them to support his addiction. When his
Definition: Physical force that may result in   father said, “No more!” Tom struck him and left,    • Slapping, pinching, pushing, or kicking
bodily injury, pain, or impairment.             shouting he would be back for more money.           • Unnecessarily confining someone to a bed,
                                                This kind of attack continued and worsened.             chair, or room
Sexual Abuse                                    John and Ruby knew they needed help. Taking a       • Rough handling
Definition: Any sexual behaviour directed       friend’s advice, they called the Seniors Resource
                                                                                                    • Unwanted sexual advances
towards a person without their full knowledge   Centre. After explaining their situation, they
or consent, or where consent is obtained by     were comforted with support and suggestions
taking advantage.                               about where and how they could be helped.                   For Assistance and Services –
                                                                                                                 Regional Resources
                                                Things are improving now. With professional
John and Ruby’s Story                           assistance, John and Ruby were able to make it      Emergency shelters (for women of all ages)
                                                clear to Tom that they would no longer tolerate
Tom was John and Ruby’s only son, so it was                                                         • Iris Kirby House (St. John’s) .............. 753-1492
                                                his behaviour. Tom was convinced to attend
natural for them to want to help him in every
                                                A.A. and counselling sessions. John and Ruby        • Shanawdithit Shelter (St. John’s – also takes
way. They were saddened to learn he was an
                                                have a contact person whom they feel                  men) ...................................................... 726-5970
alcoholic.
                                                comfortable calling if they run into difficulty.    • Cara House (Gander).................1-877-800-2272
                                                They now enjoy Tom’s company, knowing that          • Transition House (Corner Brook)......................
                                                the situation is not out of control.                  .................................................... 1-866-634-4198

                                                Signs of Physical Abuse                             • Grace Sparks House (Marystown) ....................
                                                                                                      .....................................................1-877-774-4957
                                                • Unexplained injuries such as bruises, burns,      • Hope Haven (Labrador City)....1-888-332-0000
                                                   cuts, or swelling
                                                                                                    • Libra House (HV-Goose Bay) ...1-877-896-3014
                                                • Injury for which the explanation does not fit     • Nain Safe House (Nain) ............1-866-922-1230
                                                   the evidence
                                                                                                    • Nukim Munik Shelter (Sheshatshiu).. 497-8869
                                                • Delay in seeking treatment
                                                • Grip marks                                        (See back for more resources)

								
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