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Emotional abuse flyer

  1. 1. Emotional Abuse – What does it look young and are unable to communicate. Signs & Symptoms of Emotional Abuse like! "Sticks & Stones, Break my Bones, Child may show signs of depressionbut Verbal Abuse may Never Heal!" Withdrawal from others and peers Low self-esteemEmotional abuse is invisible and cannot be seen, Severe anxiety with many or minorwhereas physical abuse leaves bruises that are situationsvisible but eventually fade away. Emotional Fearfulnessabused children tend to grow up affecting them Failure to thrive in infancyin adulthood. In 1995 by the Canadian Aggression to others and themselvesWomens Health Test found "that of 1000 Emotional instability Sleep disturbances at nightwomen 15 years of age or older 36% hadexperienced emotional abuse while growing upand 43% had experienced some form of abuseas children or teenagers". Around 18% ofemotional neglect is reported. Emotional abusegoes unnoticed and a lot of cases are notreported as most of the victims are veryMYTHS FACTS Emotional Abuse is visible and you Emotional abuse can hurt or damage a can see it. childs self-esteem. It does not hurt when being abused "Emotional abuse is a silent epidemic, verbally, they are just words. which can easily be overlooked" Children usually do not know their Bruises can heal on the outer layer, but abuser. it can be harder to heal from the Abuse is usually physical. inside. Abuse is only found in one kind of Emotional abuse can have long term community. effects. Emotional abuse can happen to only Children believe that it is their fault, adults. that is why they are abused. Children who are abused emotionally Children tend to play alone. are aggressive. Children are withdrawn/isolated/sad in Children are active when playing. their environment. Children do not tell anyone becausePlaces you can get help for a child who is a victim of they are threatened by their abuser.emotional abuse:Dr. Rozs Healing Place: 416-264-4357Childrens Aid Society of Toronto: 416-924-4646 Words hurt! What are you going toAisling Discoveries: 416-321-5464 do!http://www.google.ca/search?q=images+of+loneliness+of+children&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=wqteT92vhttp://dreamcatchersforabusedchildren.com/abuse/emotional-abuse/

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