Abuse and Neglect
Abuse and neglect cannot be tolerated. Know when it's happening, what to do about it, and how to prevent it.
Watch the videos below to be more aware of abuse and neglect! Click on the pictures below to watch!
It's Not Okay! Signs
What is abuse?
Physical abuse happens when someone hurts you on purpose in ways that cause injury or pain.
Sexual abuse is when someone touches you in ways or places that make you feel uncomfortable.
Who are abusers?
You can be abused by a stranger or by someone you know.
This can sometimes make it hard to tell whether you are being abused.
Sometimes people think that because someone has a developmental disability, they will be an easy victim. Don't let this happen to you. There are things you can do to be a little safer. For example:
As a service provider there are some things that you can do to reduce the number of incidents of physical abuse. Check the following list and see if there is more that you could do to prevent physical abuse allegations.