Forms of Abuse Experienced by Adults

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P1- describe forms of abuse which may be experienced by adults P2- describe factors that abuse may be happening to adults M1- Assess the likely immediate effects of two different forms of abuse on the health and wellbeing of adults D1- Evaluate the potential long-term effects of these two types of abuse on the health and wellbeing of adults Abuse is any form of mistreatment by any other person or even persons that will violate an individual 's basic human and civil rights. The abuse can vary, from treating someone with disrespect in a way that significantly affects the person 's quality of life, to causing actual physical or mental suffering, either over a short term or a long term of time, clearly the longer it goes on the worse the…show more content…
Immediate effects of sexual abuse The immediate effects of sexual abuse can be anything from STD, bruising in the genital area, missing pieces of clothing, bruising marks on the adults body where they have been grabbed. These immediate effects can work because it shows signs of sexual abuse and can help prove they have been abused and its not just in the vulnerable adults head. Immediate effects on sexual abuse may not work though because its very hard to figure out that someone has been sexually abused if their is no immediate effects and a case scenario has to be investigated further it could take longer to figure out if sexual abuse has been happening or its all the vulnerable adults head or the adult could have dementia and dreaming it. Long term effects of sexual abuse on adults The most common immediate effect is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or “PTSD.” Other negative immediate effects may include depression, anxiety, promiscuity, general behavioural problems, poor self-esteem, and disruptive behaviour disorders. Potential long term effects of sexual abuse include depression, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), sexualized dysfunction, and substance abuse, prostitution, low self-esteem, STD’s and flashbacks. These can cause vulnerable adults to even kill themselves and not want to live with what has happened to
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