Mental/Psychological Abuse

Abuse can take several forms, including mental, psychological or emotional abuse. It is a pattern of behaviour from one person to another and can take place in any setting or relationship. The abuser may be a spouse, parent, sibling, or extended family member. Often times, the abuser feels justified in their actions and is not concerned that the abuse will be reported. Mental abuse can range from subtle actions, such as name-calling, ignoring or excessively criticizing, to more severe actions such as threatening violence, abandonment, or threatening to withhold food or basic care that a person needs. Mental abuse may result in anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Any form of mistreatment that results in mental, emotional or physical harm can be considered a form of abuse. Do you have concerns about mental abuse within your own family or that of a loved one? Or do you wish to report a friend whom you think may be in need of help or protection, but don’t know who to call? Or would you like to seek care and treatment following mental abuse? Kinjunxion is here to help with empathetic and understanding sources of support and information.

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Psychological Abuse in Violent Domestic Relations

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The Emotionally Abusive Relationship

How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing

"Engel doesn't just describe-she shows us the way out." -Susan Forward, author of Emotional Blackmail Praise for theemotionally abusive relationship "In this book, Beverly Engel clearly and with caring offersstep-by-step strategies to stop emotional abuse. . . helping bothvictims and abusers to identify the patterns of this painful andtraumatic type of abuse. This book is a guide both for individualsand for couples stuck in the tragic patterns of emotionalabuse." -Marti Loring, Ph.D., author of Emotional Abuse and coeditor of The Journal of Emotional Abuse "This groundbreaking book succeeds in helping people stop emotionalabuse by focusing on both the abuser and the abused and showingeach party what emotional abuse is, how it affects therelationship, and how to stop it. Its unique focus on the dynamicrelationship makes it more likely that each person will grasp thetools for change and really use them." -Randi Kreger, author of The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook and owner of BPDCentral.com The number of people who become involved with partners who abusethem emotionally and/or who are emotionally abusive themselves isphenomenal, and yet emotional abuse is the least understood form ofabuse. In this breakthrough book, Beverly Engel, one of the world'sleading experts on the subject, shows us what it is and what to doabout it. Whether you suspect you are being emotionally abused, fear that youmight be emotionally abusing your partner, or think that both youand your partner are emotionally abusing each other, this book isfor you. The Emotionally Abusive Relationship will tell you how toidentify emotional abuse and how to find the roots of yourbehavior. Combining dramatic personal stories with action steps toheal, Engel provides prescriptive strategies that will allow youand your partner to work together to stop bringing out the worst ineach other and stop the abuse. By teaching those who are being emotionally abused how to helpthemselves and those who are being emotionally abusive how to stopabusing, The Emotionally Abusive Relationship offers the expertguidance and support you need.

Healing from Hidden Abuse

A JourneyThrough the Stages of Recovery from Psy Chological Abuse

Healing from Hidden Abuse takes the reader through the six stages of recovery that are necessary for individuals to find important answers to the life chaos they have experienced.

Coercive Control

The Entrapment of Women in Personal Life

Despite its great achievements, the domestic violence revolution is stalled, Evan Stark argues in this provocative and persuasive book. Interventions have failed to improve women's long-term safety in relationships or to hold perpetrators accountable, he shows, because the singular focus on physical violence against women masks an even more devastating reality. In millions of abusive relationships, men use a largely unidentified form of subjugation that more closely resembles kidnapping or indentured servitude than assault. He calls this pattern of manipulative behaviors coercive control.

Rethinking Domestic Violence

Rethinking Domestic Violence is the third in a series of books by Donald Dutton critically reviewing research in the area of intimate partner violence (IPV). The research crosses disciplinary lines, including social and clinical psychology, sociology, psychiatry, affective neuropsychology, criminology, and criminal justice research. Since the area of IPV is so heavily politicized, Dutton tries to steer through conflicting claims by assessing the best research methodology. As a result, he comes to some very new conclusions. These conclusions include the finding that IPV is better predicted by psychological rather than social-structural factors, particularly in cultures where there is relative gender equality. Dutton argues that personality disorders in either gender account for better data on IPV. His findings also contradict earlier views among researchers and policy makers that IPV is essentially perpetrated by males in all societies. Numerous studies are reviewed in arriving at these conclusions, many of which employ new and superior methodologies than were available previously. After twenty years of viewing IPV as generated by gender and focusing on a punitive "law and order" approach, Dutton argues that this approach must be more varied and flexible. Treatment providers, criminal justice system personnel, lawyers, and researchers have indicated the need for a new view of the problem -- one less invested in gender politics and more open to collaborative views and interdisciplinary insights. Dutton's rethinking of the fundamentals of IPV is essential reading for psychologists, policy makers, and those dealing with the sociology of social science, the relationship of psychology to law, and explanations of adverse behaviour.

Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People

Progress and Possibilities

Mental health and substance use disorders among children, youth, and young adults are major threats to the health and well-being of younger populations which often carryover into adulthood. The costs of treatment for mental health and addictive disorders, which create an enormous burden on the affected individuals, their families, and society, have stimulated increasing interest in prevention practices that can impede the onset or reduce the severity of the disorders. Prevention practices have emerged in a variety of settings, including programs for selected at-risk populations (such as children and youth in the child welfare system), school-based interventions, interventions in primary care settings, and community services designed to address a broad array of mental health needs and populations. Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People updates a 1994 Institute of Medicine book, Reducing Risks for Mental Disorders, focusing special attention on the research base and program experience with younger populations that have emerged since that time. Researchers, such as those involved in prevention science, mental health, education, substance abuse, juvenile justice, health, child and youth development, as well as policy makers involved in state and local mental health, substance abuse, welfare, education, and justice will depend on this updated information on the status of research and suggested directions for the field of mental health and prevention of disorders.

Identifying Emotional And Psychological Abuse: A Guide For Childcare Professionals

A Guide for Childcare Professionals

The principal objectives of this book are to enable childcare workers to understand and deal more effectively with cases of emotional and psychological abuse. The concepts of emotional development, emotional abuse, psychological development, and psychological abuse are fully explored and clearly defined, within the contexts of: Existing literature and research Childcare legislation and practice Child abuse enquiry reports, in particular that of Victoria Climbi The book identifies emotional and psychological development and abuse in specific age categories, 0-4, 5-12, and adolescence. Case studies and vignettes are used to highlight normal development and abusive situations. Comprehensive frameworks which are easily applicable to current practice, are provided, enabling workers to observe and accurately assess the quality of emotional and psychological life of children. Identifying Emotional and Psychological Abuse is key reading for health and social care professionals, as well as students with an interest in child protection.

Letting Go of Good

Dispel the Myth of Goodness to Find Your Genuine Self

“Mathews identifies a psychological pattern that largely goes unrecognized, but which is epidemic, and she offers sound, solid solutions. This very wise book deserves a wide reception.”—Larry Dossey, MD, author of One Mind Stop Being Good and Start Getting Real Rediscover your true self with Letting Go of Good, an empowering guide to dismantling the false connection between being good and being worthy. While exposing the dangers of the guilt-led life, practicing psychotherapist Andrea Mathews shares innovative tools and techniques for healing, including how to understand and dialogue with emotions, develop intuition and discernment, and make decisions from a place of honest desire and compassion. Featuring a foreword by Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul, this book provides the guidance you need to embrace the real, authentic you. With illuminating composite examples from Andrea’s clinical experience and a powerful exploration of the pathway to healing, Letting Go of Good presents a breakthrough approach to creating genuine relationships and awakening your true self to find peace. Praise: |“In this wonderful book, Andrea offers an important and insightful message for those seeking the next step in a life of freedom.”—Jonathan Ellerby, PhD, bestselling author of Return to the Sacred “This beautifully expressed book is a true gift for those many who feel lost or depressed about the celebration of life.”—Nancy Qualls-Corbett, PhD, author of The Sacred Prostitute: Eternal Aspects of the Feminine and Awakening Woman “Andrea Mathews not only understands the depths to which we go to remain in the human condition, but also the purity of the soul in that collaboration. Letting Go of Good: Dispel the Myth of Goodness to Find Your Genuine Self is a powerful bridge between the two, allowing the authentic self to emerge beyond the identity.”—Simran Singh, life mentor, award-winning author of Conversations with the Universe, and media creator for 11:11 Magazine

Outgrowing the Pain

A Book for and About Adults Abused As Children

This much-needed book pinpoints the typical problems abused children experience when they become adults. The information is presented in a friendly and thorough manner for victims and professionals. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Psychological Maltreatment of Children

Psychological maltreatment is probably the most common form of child abuse. Not only is it a type of maltreatment existing in its own right, but also is imbedded in and interacts with all other forms of child abuse and neglect. Psychological Maltreatment of Children is a brief introduction to the emotional abuse of children and youth for mental health professionals, child welfare specialists, and other professionals involved with research, education, practice, and policy development in child maltreatment. The book defines and outlines theories of psychological maltreatment and describes its effects, as well as examines this form of abuse as a social problem. It also covers assessment, prevention, and treatment strategies and shows how to analyze a case of child psychological maltreatment. This book also offers an opportunity to earn four continuing education (CE) units through the purchase and successful completion of its accompanying CE test. Both practicing professionals and students will find this concise work to be an excellent introduction to this highly pervasive yet often-ignored form of child abuse.

Abuse and Violence Towards Young Children

Perspectives on Research and Policy

Levels of violence, abuse and neglect in early childhood are reported internationally as having reached epidemic proportions. The prevalence of all forms of violence to children has been difficult to establish, particularly in low and middle income countries. However, even in countries with a high GDP, the sexual abuse of children and young people by predatory adults may continue undetected for decades. In parts of Africa young children are mutilated and killed for religious reasons. Physical beatings that injure and break bones are still common in the Western world. Pornography and sexual abuse involving young children is propagated worldwide through the internet. The prevention of this violence will require substantial shifts in parental and public attitudes to children and the development and support of national systems of preventive legislation. The last 20 years has seen the emergence of a body of material which interrogates early childhood violence and neglect in a wider range of global settings, particularly those countries with a low GDP. This book aims to highlight important features of national and international initiatives which are rooted in findings from systematic research. The continued abuse and neglect of children has been attributed to social acceptance, not understanding the importance of reporting abuse, and the limitations of child welfare systems. This book will be of interest to practitioners in health care, education, and social work services, as well as field workers implementing programmes to address all forms of abuse at family, community and national level. This book was originally published as a special issue of Early Child Development and Care.

Encyclopedia of applied psychology

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Halton Regional Police Service - Elder Abuse Enquiries / Reporting - Oakville - North Service Rd - Headquarters

Working in partnership with community service agencies, the HRPS' Elder Services Unit responds and assists seniors and their families in a number of key areas, including:

* issues of neglect
* financial abuse
* physical and/or psychological mistreatment

To deter and prevent the perpetuation of crime against seniors living and working in the community, the Halton Regional Police Service Elder Service's Unit offers a series of topical presentations to older adults, their families and service providers.

HRPS' Elder Services Unit consists of three Seniors Crime Investigators, an Elder Services Coordinator, District Community Response Officers and the Victim Services Unit.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Elder Abuse / Neglect

Provides intensive case coordination with an in-depth, personalized, flexible and creative approach. Specializes in elder abuse, including physical, psychological/verbal, financial, neglect or self-neglect. Service is free and confidential.

McMaster Children's Hospital - Child Advocacy and Assessment Program (CAAP) - Ron Joyce Children's Health Centre, Level 4

Offers assessment and consultation services, including:

* Child maltreatment assessment and impact of maltreatment assessment
* Parenting capacity assessment
* Intervention services (psychoeducation, counselling, treatment, etc.) for children and their parents/caregivers where a child has experienced some form of maltreatment (sexual, physical, emotional abuse, or neglect)
* Educational services

Good Shepherd Centres - Transitional Housing and Support Program - Women's Services

A program for women (and their children) who are survivors of violence and abuse, support workers will assist women in accessing services required to establish violence and abuse-free lives in their community.

Good Shepherd Centres - Learning Effective Anti-Violence in Families - Mary's Place

Program is aimed at children who witness domestic violence/woman abuse and provides women and children with a safe place to discuss the impact of abuse on their lives.

Halton Regional Police Service - Elder Abuse Enquiries / Reporting - Oakville - North Service Rd - Headquarters

Working in partnership with community service agencies, the HRPS' Elder Services Unit responds and assists seniors and their families in a number of key areas, including:

* issues of neglect
* financial abuse
* physical and/or psychological mistreatment

To deter and prevent the perpetuation of crime against seniors living and working in the community, the Halton Regional Police Service Elder Service's Unit offers a series of topical presentations to older adults, their families and service providers.

HRPS' Elder Services Unit consists of three Seniors Crime Investigators, an Elder Services Coordinator, District Community Response Officers and the Victim Services Unit.

Interval House of Hamilton - Flamborough Women's Resource Centre - Waterdown - 17 Main St

Provides support services for women including information and referrals, individual counselling, legal advocacy and support, women's groups, transitional support for abuse, employment counseling, and peer support.

Halton Regional Police Service - Elder Abuse Enquiries / Reporting - Oakville - North Service Rd - Headquarters

Working in partnership with community service agencies, the HRPS' Elder Services Unit responds and assists seniors and their families in a number of key areas, including:

* issues of neglect
* financial abuse
* physical and/or psychological mistreatment

To deter and prevent the perpetuation of crime against seniors living and working in the community, the Halton Regional Police Service Elder Service's Unit offers a series of topical presentations to older adults, their families and service providers.

HRPS' Elder Services Unit consists of three Seniors Crime Investigators, an Elder Services Coordinator, District Community Response Officers and the Victim Services Unit.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Woman Abuse Program

Offers trauma informed support to women and children who have been exposed to abuse, violence and/or trauma within a non-judgmental, inclusive environment in which they can increase their knowledge and understanding of woman abuse, and explore the options, resources and supports available.

Services offered:
Woman Abuse Counselling
Children's Counselling
Partner Assault Response (PAR)
Learning Effective Anti-Violence in Families (LEAF)

Halton Regional Police Service - Elder Abuse Enquiries / Reporting - Oakville - North Service Rd - Headquarters

Working in partnership with community service agencies, the HRPS' Elder Services Unit responds and assists seniors and their families in a number of key areas, including:

* issues of neglect
* financial abuse
* physical and/or psychological mistreatment

To deter and prevent the perpetuation of crime against seniors living and working in the community, the Halton Regional Police Service Elder Service's Unit offers a series of topical presentations to older adults, their families and service providers.

HRPS' Elder Services Unit consists of three Seniors Crime Investigators, an Elder Services Coordinator, District Community Response Officers and the Victim Services Unit.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Elder Abuse / Neglect

Provides intensive case coordination with an in-depth, personalized, flexible and creative approach. Specializes in elder abuse, including physical, psychological/verbal, financial, neglect or self-neglect. Service is free and confidential.

Catholic Family Services of Hamilton - Elder Abuse / Neglect

Provides intensive case coordination with an in-depth, personalized, flexible and creative approach. Specializes in elder abuse, including physical, psychological/verbal, financial, neglect or self-neglect. Service is free and confidential.