Signs Of Abuse – Emotional Abuse
Emotional abuse can be especially damaging and have long term effects on children.
This abuse can include such things as belittling, constant criticising, degrading, unreasonable expectations, manipulation and emotional neglect – to name a few.
These signs may be less obvious than in other forms of abuse but it is just as damaging, behaviour is probably the best indication.
- Withdrawal from friends and social activities
- Frequent lateness or absence from school
- Loss of self-esteem
- Defiant behavior
- Changes in school performance Signs of sexual abuse