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  1. 1. Presented By: Eneida Cruz, RN, MA
  2. 2. Abuse The willful infliction of physical pain, injury or mental anguish, unreasonable confinement, or the willful deprivation of services which are necessary to maintain a person’s physical and mental health.
  3. 3. Elder Abuse The mistreatment or neglect of an elderly person usually by a relative or other caregiver. It may or may not be intentional and an older adult will often suffer several forms of abuse and neglect at the same time.
  4. 4. Types of Elder Abuse • Physical • Financial • Neglect – Self • Psychological/Emotional • Abandonment
  5. 5. Intervention • Suspected Abuse will be reported to the COO • Notify Social Services Department at University Hospital Extension, 2-5727 • Resident of a nursing home or 60 years old notify the Institutionalized Elderly: (609)624-4262
  6. 6. Child Abuse The mistreatment or neglect of a child that results in harm or injury. It seriously damages the child’s self-esteem and inhibits healthy emotional development of the child.
  7. 7. Types of Child Abuse • Physical • Neglect – Emotional – Physical • Verbal • Emotional • Sexual
  8. 8. Child Abuse Statistics • Each day in the United States, more that 4 children die as a result of child abuse in the home • Child abuse is reported on an average every 10 seconds • More children (age 4 and under) die from child abuse and neglect than any other single, leading cause of death for infants and young children
  9. 9. Reporting of Child Abuse • Mandatory • Contact Social Services at University Hospital who act as liaison with DYFS and law enforcement staff
  10. 10. Domestic Violence The routine and intentional intimidation or harm of a person through acts and words of abuse. It is not a gender issue, but a power and control issue.
  11. 11. Types of Domestic Violence • Physical – Actual – Threat • Sexual • Psychological – Verbal intimidation – Stalking – Harassment • Economics
  12. 12. Cycle of Domestic Violence Tension Building Violence Seduction Love Hope Fear
  13. 13. Intervention • Notify Social Services Department at University Hospital • Communicate your concern for patient safety • Offer resources as needed
  14. 14. “Home is where the heart is. But home isn’t a haven for everyone.”