WHAT IS ABUSE?
Physical abuse: being slapped, kicked, beaten, whipped and assaulted by hand or with a weapon.
Emotional abuse: being called names, put down, denied individual rights, neglected, ignored, and depersonalised.
Sexual abuse: any form of sexual touch including molestation or being required to perform sexual acts, penetration which is non-consensual and/or below the age of consent.
Spiritual abuse: using scripture or spiritual authority to make people feel disempowered or blamed for their circumstances.
Institutional abuse: denying individual freedoms; making decisions for people without their consent.