Types of Abuse Child Abuse—Neglect: a caregiver’s failure to adequately provide for the child’s physical or emotional needs; Physical Abuse: a physical act which may cause physical injury; Emotional Abuse: a systematic destruction of a child’s emotional well-being; Sexual Abuse: involvement of a child in sexual activity to provide gratification or financial benefit for the perpetrator.
Domestic Violence—acts of abuse that are physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions of one family or household member against another.
Senior Abuse—knowing, intentional or neglectful act by a caregiver or any other person causing harm or a serious risk of harm to an elder including acts of physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse. In an emergency: Call 9-1-1
If you suspect a child is being abused or has been abused: Call law enforcement or 9-1-1 and the Department of Child Safety (DCS): (888) SOS-CHILD or (888) 767-2445
If you suspect an elder is being abused or has been abused: Call law enforcement or 9-1-1 and Adult protective Services Hotline: (877) SOS-ADULT or (877) 767-2385