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  Abuse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abuse is a general term for the use or treatment of something (person, thing, idea, etc.) that causes some kind of harm (to the abused person or thing, to the abusers themselves, or to someone else) or is unlawful or wrongful.
Abuse can be something as simple as damaging a piece of equipment through using it the wrong way, or as serious as severe maltreatment of a person.
Sexual abuse: The improper use of another person for sexual purposes, generally without their consent or under physical or psychological pressure (which may include children whether abused by parents, those in loco parentis or strangers).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abuse   (320 words)

 Abuse (computer game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abuse is a run and gun computer game developed by Crack dot Com, and published by Origin Systems/Electronic Arts.
Abuse was quite well received by the game press, who hailed the game as "the Doom of platform games", the comparison being particularly easy due to the involvement of iD contributors like Dave Taylor and Bobby Prince.
Abuse was also ported to Mac OS by Bungie Studios.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abuse_(computer_game)   (920 words)

 Drug Abuse Matter @ BornYesterday.com (Born Yesterday)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The second — the interaction between drug abuse and society — is concerned with the interplay of a wide range of conditions, environmental, sociological, and economic.
The Committee would point out again that the recommendation for the use of the terms drug abuse and drug dependence of this or that type must not be regarded as a re-definition; rather, these terms are intended as descriptive expressions for clarification in scientific reference, interdisciplinary discussions, and national and international procedures.
Some drugs that are subject to abuse have central nervous system (CNS) effects, which produce changes in mood, levels of awareness or perceptions and sensations.
www.bornyesterday.com /encyclopedia/Drug_abuse   (2051 words)

 Drug Abuse - Adoption Encyclopedia
Alcohol abuse is also a problem to the fetus, and children born to alcoholic mothers may suffer FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME and other effects.
Some indications of cocaine abuse in a pregnant women include early contractions, a hyperactive or inactive fetus, premature labor and "abruptio placenta," a premature separation of the placenta from the uterus that endangers the fetus.
The extent of the cocaine abuse and when it was used during the pregnancy are also factors in the severity of the symptoms and problems evinced by a newborn infant.
encyclopedia.adoption.com /entry/drug-abuse/118/1.html   (2213 words)

 ABUSE OF OLDER ADULTS FACT SHEET : Family Violence : Department of Justice Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
experiences of abuse, for example, may be related to their living arrangement (they may be living alone, with family members or others, or in an institution).
In this fact sheet, “abuse of older adults” refers to violence, mistreatment or neglect that older adults living in either private residences or institutions may experience at the hands of their spouses, children, other family members, caregivers, service providers or other individuals in situations of power or trust.
Abuse of older adults is sometimes described as a misuse of power and a violation of trust.
canada.justice.gc.ca /en/ps/fm/adultsfs.html   (5526 words)

Sexual abuse is any type of sexual contact between an adult and child or between a significantly older child and a younger child.
But emotional abuse generally occurs when the yelling and anger go too far or when a parent constantly belittles, threatens, or dismisses a child until the child's self-esteem and feelings of self-worth are damaged.
Abuse can also take the form of hate crimes directed at people just because of their race, religion, abilities, gender, or sexual orientation.
www.kidshealth.org /teen/your_mind/families/family_abuse.html   (602 words)

 Abuse: Physical, Emotional, Sexual, Neglect
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE has been reported between 300,000 to 400,000 times a year, but the number of unreported instances is far greater, because the children are afraid to tell anyone what has happened, and the legal procedure for validating an episode is difficult.
When sexual abuse occurs within the family, the child may fear the anger, jealousy or shame of other family members, or be afraid the family will break up if the secret is told.
The authors provide parents and families with step-by-step guidance on the entire experience: from the moment abuse is suspected, through the seemingly endless legal procedures, to selecting and working with a therapist, helping investigators work effectively with the child, and on to the time when the family is whole once again.
www.focusas.com /Abuse.html   (3280 words)

 Identifying Patient Abuse
Detecting abuse in nursing homes requires vigilance and it requires being a bit of a Sherlock Holmes sometimes.
The most serious form of patient abuse in nursing home resident is physical abuse.
But to be effective, the resident, the former resident, or the estate of the former resident must make a formal complaint to the Attorney General's office within 180 days of the conduct giving rise to the cause of action.
www.nursing-home-abuse.net /Detecting.htm   (1082 words)

 Psych Central: Abuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I liked it because it was written from the side of a former abuser, and so has a lot to say to those who may also be abusing their significant others and suggestions about how and where to get help.
Topics also discussed are: sexual abuse victims, (including victims with disabilities), sex offenders (including female, child, adolescent, and Internet offenders), laws governing child abuse, intervention, prevention, stories on child abuse, and a forum to write your own child abuse story.
Abuse is about control and the fear of losing it.
psychcentral.com /resources/Abuse   (1117 words)

 abused men
The nation's fight against the heartbreaking problem of child abuse and neglect is led not by Solomon but by child protective services (CPS), the government agency that employs the caseworkers described above and that is changed with investigating and responding to allegations of child abuse and neglect.
Abuse by an intimate partner can have serious immediate and long-term health consequences for both men and women, according to a new, large-scale study.
The study, which involved more than 1,400 adult female twins, found that the sibling who was abused had a consistently higher risk of psychiatric disorders, such as depression and bulimia, despite being raised in the same family and having the same genetic makeup as her sister.
www.menstuff.org /issues/byissue/abuse.html   (3471 words)

 Inhalant Abuse
Inhalant abuse is the deliberate inhalant or sniffing of common products found in homes and schools to obtain a "high."
Victims are represented by both sexes and all socioeconomic groups throughout the U.S. It's not unusual to see elementary and middle-school age youths involved with inhalant abuse.
One of the most important steps you can take is to talk with your children or other youngsters about not experimenting even a first time with inhalants.
www.athealth.com /Consumer/disorders/InhalantAb.html   (741 words)

 Mental Help Net - Abuse
Abuse occurs when people mistreat or misuse other people, showing no concern for their integrity or innate worth as individuals, and in a manner that degrades their well being.
They may verbally abuse them by calling them names, tell them they are stupid, have no worth or will not amount to anything on their own.
Abuse is a commonplace event in modern times, taking on many different forms, including physical, sexual, emotional, and verbal abuse, occurring in many different contexts, including the home (domestic violence, spouse rape, incest), the workplace (sexual harassment), and in instituti...
mentalhelp.net /poc/center_index.php?id=2   (431 words)

 EMOTIONAL ABUSE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While these are not all the examples of emotional abuse - they are intended to provide you with a start off point from which to consider your own circumstance.
Emotional abuse can almost seem like the mystery hurt - once in it - you can become so much consumed with it and subsumed by it - that you do not even know what is happening.
If you were the victim of abuse as a child - you know only too well how much that hurt - you do not have to reenact your childhood pain in your adult life.
www.myndtalk.org /htm/abuse.htm   (1412 words)

 Safe Child Program Child Abuse Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For too many children, child abuse is what they know every day of their lives.
Approximately 1/3 of sexual abuse cases involve children 6 years of age or younger (National Incidence Study, 1988).
Not every child who is abused is has problems of this magnitude, but we know child abuse robs far too many children of their ability to freely reach their full potential.
www.safechild.org /abuse.htm   (376 words)

This is especially disturbing since animal abuse not only can portend the potential for violence against humans, but it also maybe an indication of a family in trouble now.
Animal abuse, by a parent or child, is one indicator that a child may be at risk of abuse.
If a child describes animal abuse in the home, the school counselor and psychologist should be immediately notified, as well as the local animal welfare agency, which can check up on the care of any animals in the home.
www.vospca.org /archive/abuse.html   (1090 words)

 What is Abuse? - Emotional, Verbal, and Psychological Abuse, Narcissism, Pathological Narcissism, The Narcissistic ...
Threatening, coercing, beating, lying, berating, demeaning, chastising, insulting, humiliating, exploiting, ignoring ("silent treatment"), devaluing, unceremoniously discarding, verbal abuse, physical abuse and sexual abuse are all forms of overt abuse.
Physical, psychological, verbal and sexual abuse are all forms of dehumanization and objectification.
Abuse and violence cross geographical and cultural boundaries and social and economic strata.
samvak.tripod.com /abuse.html   (1533 words)

 Husbands & Wives: Hot Topics: Abuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Family abuse covers a myriad of behaviors that wound the souls of children or the spouse.
Legal definitions of abuse only address its physical or sexual nature, or abandonment and neglect.
Whether you're a victim of physical and/or emotional abuse or are the abuser, it's time to discover a way out.
www.family.org /married/topics/a0025099.cfm   (404 words)

 Home :: Abuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Abuse is a simple program which will help you fight back spam.
Abuse is still in a beta phase and some of the features we had planned have not yet been implemented (full caching system, integration with main e-mail clients, a more intuitive interface...), please bear with us while we work on improving the code.
Abuse was communicating before the server was finished with its response.
spam-abuse.sourceforge.net   (4349 words)

 Abuse-SDL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The big news is that I have been kindly given permission to make the original Abuse datafiles available for download.
Abuse-SDL is a port of Abuse by Crack Dot Com to Linux using the Simple DirectMedia Layer library.
This allows Abuse to run at screen depths greater than 8bpp as well as fullscreen.
www.labyrinth.net.au /~trandor/abuse   (380 words)

 ABUSE @ Net-Mage.Com 1.4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Contrary to what most search engines would have you believe, the Abuse Community spans several platforms and several continents.
Abuse's plot, a bit of discussion, and the original plot.
Abuse 2.0 for BeOS by Wildcard Design Download demo or buy full version.
www.net-mage.com /nkrell/abuse   (219 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Drug abuse and dependence
Drug dependence (addiction) is compulsive use of a substance despite negative consequences which can be severe; drug abuse is simply excessive use of a drug or use of a drug for purposes for which it was not medically intended.
However, the genetic make-up of the individual, the pharmacology of the particular drug, peer pressure, emotional distress, anxiety, depression, and environmental stress are all factors which seem to be involved.
Peer pressure may lead to use or abuse, but at least half of those who go on to addiction have depression, attention-deficit disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder or another psychological problem.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001522.htm   (1251 words)

 Soma Abuse
The soma abuse Soma Institute is all you need to learn a new skill and begin a new career.
Soma is soma abuse not approved for use in children younger than 12 years of age.
The soma abuse multitudes of unity is again producing the unity.
teddyhome.50webs.com /soma-abuse.html   (1445 words)

 Child Abuse: Statistics, Research, and Resources
Though related to my research on child abuse, it's only focused on use of alcohol and marijuana: no questions about abuse are asked, and anyone can participate, so long as they've used alcohol and/or marijuana in the past month and are willing to share some of their experiences.
But for people to think about child abuse as we do now, to create legal definitions and government agencies that can remove children from their homes, and to conduct thousands of research studies on the effects of abuse - these are historically and culturally embedded developments.
Their most striking discovery was that child abuse (which they defined as kicking, biting, punching, beating, threatening with a gun or knife, or using a gun or knife) had declined by 47 percent among two-parent families with at least one child aged three to seventeen.
www.jimhopper.com /abstats   (16605 words)

 Home Page - National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA)
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging, is a gateway to resources on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect, University of Delaware
Clearinghouse on Abuse and Neglect of the Elderly (CANE)
www.elderabusecenter.org /default.cfm   (563 words)

 Child Abuse Prevention Network
Very rich Child Abuse resources are built here by some of the most important child abuse prevenion organizations in the world.
Child maltreatment, physical abuse, psychological maltreatment, neglect, sexual abuse, and emotional abuse and neglect are our key areas of concern.
Originally developed at the Family Life Development Center at Cornell University, and now sponsored byLifeNET, Inc. The Child Abuse Prevention Network is dedicated to enhancing internet resources for the prevention of child abuse and neglect, and reducing the negative conditions in the family and the community that lead to child maltreatment.
child-abuse.com   (333 words)

 Abuse.net: Home Page
The Network Abuse Clearinghouse is intended to help the Internet community to report and control network abuse and abusive users.
Since the best place to report abusive activity varies from one system to another, we're trying to keep a master database of reporting addresses for users throughout the net to use.
CAN SPAM address harvesting notice: the operator of this website and its associated data base will not give, sell, or otherwise transfer addresses maintained by this website to any other party for the purposes of initiating, or enabling others to initiate, electronic mail messages.
www.abuse.net   (737 words)

 Abuse victims assistance - Laws, shelters and resources to assist domestic violence victims - KnightsOfKindness
Abuse victims assistance - Laws, shelters and resources to assist domestic violence victims - KnightsOfKindness
State by state list of abuse laws, resources and shelters
A state by state listing of shelters for abuse victims
www.baddteddy.com /abuse   (63 words)

 Technorati Tag: abuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Help for Abuse Online professional counseling in the privacy of your home or office.
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