Introduction Lifeline Village is a maternity home for adult women, ages 19 and older. It was founded in 1984. It exist to serve expectant women by providing safe housing and programs designed to meet their spiritual, emotional, social, intellectual and physical needs as well as well as continued services through 6 month post partum and transitional living services. The policy I selected states, “no violence or threats of violence towards staff, residents, volunteers, visitors or members of the public will be tolerated. No bullying is allowed at Lifeline Village. Bullying includes making another resident feel isolated or excluded from the groups, and can be verbal or non-verbal. This includes shaming the parenting or adoption options …show more content…
“Verbal abuse is the excessive use of language to undermine someone 's dignity and security through insults or humiliation, in a sudden or repeated manner” (Verbal Abuse). Victims of verbal abuse can be affected psychologically; this can lead to stress, depression, lack of motivation, and lack of concentration (Verbal Abuse). The World Health Organization defines violence as “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment or deprivation” (Rutherford, Zwi, Grove, & Butchart, 2007). Verbal abuse, bullying, and violence can cause both psychological and physical harm. Anyone is capable of committing these actions which is why it is important for every organization, not just Lifeline Village, to have policies that address what to do when these situations occur. They can occur anywhere at anytime, and it is important for everyone to be aware of that.
If a resident becomes verbally abusive, violent, or is bullying, the workers are supposed to take the following steps to prevent the incident from escalating:
• Remain calm and speak in a low tone
• Stay a safe distance from the person. Some people
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Emotional / psychological abuse is when a person uses threats, bullying, trying to control a person’s mind, makes them feel powerless, as well as making them believe it is their own fault. This type of abuse results in mental and physical distress and includes
Physical abuse > is anything done that harms someone physically, done with the intention to do harm.
Physical Abuse: Physical abuse is an act of another party involving contact intended to cause feelings of physical pain, injury, other physical suffering or bodily harm. In addition, symptoms of depression, emotional distress, and suicidal ideation are also common features of people who have been physically abused. (5.1.1)
Physical: Physical abuse is a type of abuse when someone is being physically harmed by another/group of person/people. It is an aggressive behaviour that results in another person having physical injuries. It could be that they don’t even use their own fists to hit someone; they may use another object to throw or hit someone with. It could be kicking or punching, restrained to a chair, being locked in a room, grabbing, and pushing, slapping, pulling hair, biting, punching and kicking.
Physical abuse - This is use of physical force that can result in injury. This could be due to being slapped, punched, kicked, scratched, biting, and strangling.
Emotional/Psychological abuse relates to any action that damages an individual’s mental well-being and development, causing them emotional distress, e.g. verbal abuse, including badgering, coercing, provoking or frightening actions or making someone undertake or witness acts which are personally distasteful
Abuse is any behavior that is used to control another human being through the use of fear, humiliation, and verbal or physical assault. Emotional abuse is defined as systematic, patterned and chronic abuse that is used by the perpetrator to lower a victim’s
Abuse is regrettably a more common part of our society and is described by Margaret O. Hyde in her work, Know About Abuse, as an, “harmful, injurious, or offensive treatment”(Hyde 4). Abuse is usually only limited to the physical signs, such as; the red ribbons left from the lash of a belt or the blooming bruises from the drop of a fist. Rarely do those take the time to see the trauma and chaos caused by hateful, derogatory, or misused words. Forms of abuse, such as verbal abuse, are so common they have managed to integrate into social norms that include catcalling, slurs, shaming, and other such forms. This affect of chronic name calling can be seen in Stacy A. Teicher’s, Boys vs. Girls:
When most people think of abuse they think of something physical. Verbal abuse is a serious issue that not enough attention is paid to it. To be verbally abused means being attacked with words that injure an individual, word that cause someone to believe false statements of themselves.
Verbal abuse creates emotional pain and mental anguish. It is a lie told to you or about you. Generally, verbal abuse defines people, telling them what they are, what they think, their motives, and so forth. The best way to deal with a verbally abusive relationship, whether you are the target of verbal abuse or the perpetrator, is to find out everything you can about verbally abusive relationships and their dynamics. Usually one person is blaming, accusing, even name calling, and the other is defending and explaining.
The most common type of bullying among females is verbal bullying (“Verbal Bullying” 1). This type of psychological bullying uses derogatory terms to demean, or lower, the victim in the eyes of others to show that the bully has power over them (“Verbal Bullying” 1). This causes the person to have low self-esteem and develop depression in that victim (“Verbal Bullying” 1). Verbal bullying is the most psychologically damaging and lasts well into adulthood (Aluede et al. 6). “[Words] have a power all their own, and the realities of verbal bullying can have very physical consequences, even if the aggressor never lays a finger on the victim” (“Verbal Bullying” 1) In more severe cases of verbal bullying, or any bullying for that matter, can lead to drugs because the victim wants to escape his or her tortured life, in more extreme cases if the person’s depression worsens it could lead to suicide (“Verbal Bullying” 1).