How do I know if it's happening to me?
Following are some examples of abuse. You can also refer to the definitions page for further clarification. If you have any questions, whether for yourself or a friend, please call the Helpline, at 310-1234.
These are some examples of physical abuse:
These could be considered crimes in Canada.
Sexual abuse is where a child is exploited for the sexual gratification of an adult, and can include:
These could be considered crimes in Canada.Emotional abuse
Some examples of emotional or psychological abuse include repeated or chronic patterns of:
Emotional abuse can result in serious negative emotional impact, including:
Neglect can kill children. More children dies from neglect than any other kind of abuse.
Neglect usually happens when something is NOT done, like when your parents or guardians do NOT take proper care of you, and you might be physically hurt as a result. This may include:
Neglect is often not intentional, but can result in a child or youth being hurt, and even killed.
Failing to provide the necessities, abandoning a child and corrupting a child can be considered neglect.
Updated: June 13, 2008