Organizations Dedicated to Fighting Abuse

Abuse can take many forms. It can be suffered at the hands of a loved one or a stranger, and it may be encountered in the home, the workplace, or outside. Physical and emotional abuse can have long lasting effects and leave their victims depressed, hurt, and isolated long after the original abuse is over. Abuse in all its forms thrives in an atmosphere of silence, where the abuser is never questioned and the victim often feels as if they are to blame for their own victimization. For this reason, it is crucial that individuals become aware of the types of abuse that exist, notice the signs of abuse, and refuse to tolerate it. Fortunately, there are groups dedicated to educating the public and providing resources and support for victims.

Physical Abuse

Medical Abuse

Industrial Abuse

Mental Abuse

Environmental Abuse

Employment Abuse

  • Work Place Abuse – Definitions and types of work place abuses
  • Work Place Bullying – Dedicated to the eradication of workplace bullying combining public education, help for individuals, employer solutions and legislative advocacy

Abuse of Power

  • Transparency International – Definition and overview of abuse of power and corruption
  • Open Secrets – Dedicated to informing citizens, empowering voters, and advocating for a transparent and responsive government

Elderly Abuse

Sexual Abuse

  • Sexual Abuse – A definition of sexual abuse
  • Darkness to Light – Prevention and response to child sexual abuse
  • ASACP – Association of Sites Advocating Child Protection is trying to stamp out child pornography on the Internet
  • RAINN - Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network acts as source of support for victims of all forms of sexual abuse
  • Stop the Silence – Dedicated to raising awareness of child sexual abuse
  • Male Survivor – Overcoming sexual victimization of boys and men
  • Pandora's Project – Providing information, support, and resources to survivors of rape and sexual abuse
  • Promote Truth – Support and information about sexual violence issues for teens and their communities

School Abuse/Violence

  • Safe Youth – National Youth Violence Resource Center is a federal resource for communities working to prevent violence committed by and against young people.

Animal Abuse

Social Abuse

  • Social Abuse – Definition and explanation of types of social abuse

Legal Abuse

Verbal Abuse

Child Abuse

Substance Abuse

Emotional Abuse

Spousal Abuse

Psychological Abuse

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