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Emotional Abuse


Articles to Help Adults Deal with Emotional Abuse Inflicted by Their Partners or Fellow Workers
Symptoms of Emotional Abuse (for women)
Designed primarily for women, this articles helps women identify signs of their partner's emotional abuse, describes the insidious nature of emotional abuse and its effects, describes the cycle of abuse and the characteristics of an abuser and the adverse effects on the woman.
Are You Emotionally Abused? Questions for Women in Heterosexual Relationships
Questions for women to help them identify if they are being emotionally abused and some ideas on what they can do about it.
Symptoms of Emotional Abuse (for men)
Designed primarily for men, this articles helps men identify signs of their partner's emotional abuse, describes the insidious nature of emotional abuse and its effects, describes the cycle of abuse and the characteristics of an abuser and the adverse effects on the man.
Emotional Abuse: Are You Never "Good Enough"?
by Pamela Brewer MSW, Ph.D., LCSW-C. A list of ways to determine if you are emotionally abused based on how it feels rather than examples of the abuser's behavior.
Verbal Abuse Survivors Speak Out: On Relationship and Recovery
by Patricia Evans. An extensive outline of the examples of emotional abuse as told by survivors.
Emotional Abuse in Domestic Violence
A definition of emotional abuse and a comprehensive list of examples of abusive behavior.
Examples of Emotional Abuse
from New Hope Healing Institute. A listing of some not-so-obvious examples of emotional abuse.
Signs of Unhealthy Boundaries
from New Hope Healing Institute. Examples of how emotional abuse can take the form of the discomfort experienced when boundaries are exceeded.
Verbal & Emotional Abuse
from HealthTouch. Examples of an abusive partner's behaviors and how to determine when behavior rises to the level of abuse.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Bullying and Harassment
A comprehensive question and answer page on the issue of workplace bullying. Topics included: what's the difference between bullying and harassment; my union says I don't have a case; my bully has made unwarranted criticisms/false allegations about me, how do I turn this to my advantage and reflect it back on the bully; but you've got to bully people to get the job done, haven't you; isn't there a fine line between admonishing people who are not performing and using strong management to get the job done; do women bully as well as men; and, I'm an employer, what can I do about the serial bully.
Patterns of Emotional Abuse
A list of eight patterns are presented to assist in determining whether an individual is being abused. Patterns include: incidents most often occur in private; outburst of anger totally unexpected; regular outbursts no longer so upsetting; separated from family and support system; no one to help with reality checks; loss of concern, loss of hope; abuser hurts her through pets/possessions; and victim needs to ask for every penny. Examples of each pattern are included.
What Is Emotional Abuse?
A overview of emotional abuse indicators in both adults and children, a discussion of how widespread the problem is, what emotional abuse does to its victims, legal interventions available, and some links that offer assistance.
Emotional Abuse
An article discussing the general aspects of emotional abuse including what it is, the forms it can take, the cycle of abuse, the impact of abuse and suggestions on what someone can do if they are in an emotionally abusive relationship.
Are You Being Emotionally Abused?
This article tells the story of emotional abuse detailing some situations and emotions. It includes the warning signs of psychological abuse and where to find help.

Articles to Help Parents Avoid Inflicting Emotional Abuse or Deal with School Bullying
Preventing Emotional Abuse
By Carolynne Stevens, from the NARA Public Information Room. This article focuses on helping parents to recognize emotional abuse before it gets out of hand. The article begins with the premise that emotional abuse can begin with a very well-meaning parent who is trying too hard to make a child behave.
Emotional Abuse
from The Safe Child Home Page. An article to help child caretakers recognize possible signs of emotional abuse in children including observable indicators, behavior indicators and family or parental indicators.
Emotional Abuse
from the National Exchange Club Foundation. This article provides an indepth definition with examples of emotional abuse as it applies to children. The consequences of such abuse on the child's development are also discussed.
Emotional Abuse: The Hidden Form of Maltreatment
by Adam M. Tomison and Joe Tucci from the National Childhood Protection Clearinghouse. This is an extensive overview of the problem of emotional abuse of children including a legal definition, types of emotional abuse, causes, implications for the school system, prevention and support systems.
Emotional Abuse: The Effects on Children
by Lawrence R. Ricci, M.D., and Christina Comenos, L.M.S.W. Some hints, ideas and recommendations to help parents avoid emotionally abusing their children.
Evaluating and Reporting Emotional Abuse in Children: Parent-Based, Action-Based Focus Aids in Clinical Decision-Making
by Stephanie Hamarman from the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. An academic article about the difficulties in reporting emotional abuse in children.
Child Bullying and School Bullying An overview on how to protect your child from school bullying including how to selecting a safe school for your child, the differences between child and adult bullying, the reasons why some children are bullied, and profiles of bullies and targets.
How to Tackle Bullying at School A list of ideas for children, parents, teachers and schools to deal with bullying in schools.
Emotional Abuse Definition A definition of emotional abuse of children and a list of physical and behavioral indicators.
Emotional Abuse Fact Sheet Emotional abuse of children is defined and the symptoms are discussed. Additionally, some suggestions are offered to caregivers to help them avoid inflicting emotional abuse.
Unsilencing Emotional Abuse
by Eileen Ackerman. A discussion of how a child's silence about emotional abuse can erode their self-worth, self-esteem and character. Article addresses why a child might resort to silence, what an adult can do to encourage the child to talk about the emotional abuse, and what the ultimate results of silence can be.
Some More Things You Should Know about Physical and Emotional Child Abuse
A list of signs that a child is being abused.
Psychological Abuse in the Voice Studio: Feeding Empty Egos
by David L. Jones.
A discussion of why private tutors and teachers emotionally abuse their students and a list of questions for teachers to help them improve their teaching technique.
Stopping Verbal Violence: Setting a Standard for the Future
"Because verbal violence is at the root of all other violence. I know what I must do to restore peace in my life. I must do two things. I must create a language environment where verbal abuse is truly rare. And when I do find myself involved in verbal violence, I must end it quickly and honorably and put it firmly behind me." This article provides a blueprint for parents and others seeking to curtail their use of verbal abuse.

Articles to Help Adults Recover from a Parent's Emotional Abuse
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