Emotional And Verbal Abuse (11 21 08)Presentation Transcript
Emotional and Verbal Abuse Are Not Okay!
Emotional and Verbal Abuse Has anyone ever said one or more of the following things to you? “ If it weren’t for you this wouldn’t have happened…” “ It’s all your fault…” “ you’re too sensitive…” “… if you weren’t so _____, I wouldn’t have to be so _____ ...”
Emotional and Verbal Abuse If you answered YES to one or more of the preceeding statements, then YOU have heard this form of abuse.
Emotional and Verbal Abuse What are Emotional and Verbal Abuse? http://www.helpguide.org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_types_signs_causes_effects.htm
Emotional and Verbal Abuse Why do people emotionally and verbally abuse?
People who take part in verbal abuse are usually unaware of their abusive behavior.
They lack the ability to acknowledge and accept the feelings, interests, talents, perspectives and opinions of the person they are abusing.
Emotional and Verbal Abuse Where does Emotional and Verbal abuse take place?
spouse to spouse
partner to partner
sibling to sibling
boss to employee
parent to child
employee to employee
friend to friend
teacher to child
classmate to classmate
Emotional and Verbal Abuse Examples of Emotional and Verbal Abuse on TV: Honeymooners Everybody Loves Raymond www.youtube.com
Emotional and Verbal Abuse What to do if you or someone you know is being Emotionally or Verbally abused: 1 st - Recognize you are being abused 2 nd - Contact one or more of the organizations with professionals dedicated and trained to help people facing this type of abuse and more 3 rd - Follow the advice. Do not sweep these issues under the rug!
Emotional and Verbal Abuse Five Plans of Action to Stop Emotion and Verbal Abuse: 1. Educate yourself 2. Educate others by word of mouth 3. Start an organization offering free-phone counseling. 4. Volunteer at a women’s and/or child abuse center 5. Conduct an informal seminar for your friends and family to educate them about emotional and verbal abuse