Abuse Defined:
Abuse can take on many forms. It’s not always easy to recognize, and the effects of it can be even more difficult to overcome. Physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and neglect are the most prevalent forms of this overwhelming problem that takes its toll on the physical, psychological, and emotional well-being of the victim. Victims of abuse can be infants, children, adolescents, adults, seniors, spouses, men, women, etc. There are many detrimental symptoms associated with abuse, but treatment for abuse is available.

Symptoms/Signs of Abuse:

  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Confusion and Unexplained Trauma
  • Overwhelming Stress
  • Trouble Eating, Sleeping, or Concentrating
  • Poor Performance at School or Work
  • Distrust in Others
  • Depression (See Depression)
  • Substance Abuse (See Addictive Behavior)

BMS Treatment Options for Abuse:

Treatment for abuse (in most forms) begins with abuse Counseling Services. Abuse within the family unit will most likely require Behavior Management Systems’ Family Outreach program.

Contact Behavior Management Systems for an individual assessment on options for treatment of abuse.

More Information about Sexual Abuse from APA.org

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