Abuse is difficult to define because the term covers so many kind of physical and psychological maltreatment.
Violence and abuse, especially in the home, are increasingly being exposed. Media attention and public outcries have riveted attention on child neglect and abuse, sexual violence, psychological maltreatment of children, rape, mate beating, mistreatment of the elderly, abandonment (both emotional and physical), and others.
Do you have an informed understanding of this topic? Do you know someone who could use your help because of abuse in their lives? Are you suffering from abuse now or from a past of abuse?