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Abused children feel worthless and insecure and bring this into adulthood.

I want readers to understand the long and short-term effects of each type of abuse on the child. Physically abused and neglected children develop a sense of worthlessness and insecurity. Ultimately, they feel unlovable. Their instinct is logical, ‘if my parents do not love me, it must be my fault,

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look for the indicators of physical abuse

There are indicators of physical abuse, although these injuries may not necessarily be from abuse. These include bruises, and burning, like cigarette burns on hands or feet, rope burns from confinement, dry burns caused by an iron. There may be lacerations and skeletal injuries, such as bone fractures, stiff, swollen

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physical abuse is always wrong and can never be condoned.

One factor of great concern is that aggressive adults are the most effective models for aggression, and dependent children the most effective learners. Parents as negative models are the conductors of trans-generational abuse. Ultra strict parents, without realising it, may be laying the foundations of abuse. The underlying tendency for

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PHYSICAL ABUSE LEAVES MANY SCARS

Physical abuse of men by women is also grossly underreported. Women are 10 times more likely to call the police than men. Interestingly, the main reason men do not report abuse is to protect their partners. Furthermore, they rightly feel that health professionals and police are less likely to believe

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The abusive personality neutralises feelings of guilt.

Thankfully, elder abuse is generally no longer occurring under the radar, although another common type of physical abuse is rarely mentioned. It is the abuse and intimidation of entire families in a social setting. ‘Neighbours from hell’ are master abusers, and intimidate, for example, by pulling shrubs, invading property, kicking

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Elderly people are particularly at risk of being abused

Physical abuse is not only confined to intimate relationships, but to all relationships. Elderly people are also vulnerable to abuse. Approximately 6% of the elderly population suffer abuse. The Irish Health Service Executive indicates that 37% of referrals for elder abuse were on behalf of men and 63% on behalf

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The nature of physical abuse

It may be difficult for those who have never experienced abuse to believe that such barbarous acts can happen in an intimate relationship. However, the list of physical abuse is long and horrifying. Physical abusers strike, punch, shove, and slap. They may hit their victims with objects or throw objects

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Abusive behaviour has three phases

Abusive behaviour itself is also cyclical. Dubbed “the battering cycle”, this recognized phenomenon recurs as a pattern within families. Connie Fourré in her blog, Finding Your Way Through Domestic Abuse, labels abuse as occurring in stages. Stage one is the honeymoon phase, where the abuser is kind and thoughtful, exhibiting

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Physical abuse is the most recognisable of the different types of abuse

Physical Abuse I see the snarling ghost of anger Breathe his fiery breath into my fearful face. Fetid, I feel the hurt as angry hand Violates my precious self And cower as angry foot Inflicts its hurt. And tremble as savage eyes Penetrate my soul. How to keep the savage

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being enmeshed by a parent is controlling and abusive

Foetus- like in shell unbreached The wounded child lies Alone Within the adult. Filled with pain. Confused, Not knowing why. A frozen wasteland, Where there is no warmth, Where intimacy burns the soul, And leaves the spirit Mourning the loss of love Yearning for the joy of soul- togetherness. Never.

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