PREFERRED TERM
abuse  
DEFINITION
  • Abuse refers to physical, sexual, or emotional harm to a person perpetrated by a relative, caregiver, or spouse, or others in a social relationship with the abused person. Common forms of abuse include intimate partner abuse, partner or marital rape, and elder abuse. [Source: Encyclopedia of Counseling; Abuse]
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https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/abuse
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