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What is abuse?

Abuse involves the intent by the abuser to intimidate, either by threat or by use of physical force on the victim or victims property. The purpose of the assault is to control the behaviour by the inducement of fear. Underlying all abuse is a power imbalance between the victim and the offender.

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What are the different types of abuse?

Physical: Any unwanted physical contact, e.g. kicking, punching, pulling, pushing, slapping, hitting, pulling hair, arm-twisting, squeezing hand or arm, choking, pushing up against the wall, pointing finger, poking Stopping her from leaving Restraining her in any way Standing to close Picking her up, holding or hugging when it is unwanted Shooting, murder Sexual Forcing intercourse […]

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Children learn what they live

If a child lives criticism, He learns to condemn. If a child lives with hostility, He learns to fight. If a child lives with ridicule, He learns to be shy. If a child lives with shame, He learns to feel guilty. If a child lives with tolerance, He learns to be patient. If a child […]

What is a Women’s Shelter?

Naomi’s Centre is a shelter where women who have experienced any type of abuse can come for support, resources and a safe place to reside. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and the counsellors welcome women to call and /or come at any time, day or night. The services are […]

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