BENEATH THE SURFACE
Physical Abuse

What is physical abuse? People often assume “physical violence” when they hear about abuse, however that’s not always the case. “Dating abuse” is a pattern of behaviors used by…

Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is any sexual behavior or a sexual act forced upon a woman, child, or man without their consent. Sexual abuse is an act of violence, often the attacker uses force against so…

Verbal Abuse

Verbal Abuse: Anytime a person engages in name-calling or uses words to undermind, demean, frighten, or control someone, it’s a form of verbal abuse. Verbal abuse can happen in the context of an…

Financial Abuse.

What is financial abuse? Financial abuse is a form of family violence. It can include withholding money, controlling all the household spending or refusing to include you in financial decisions. Finan…

Psychological Abuse

What is psychological abuse? Psychological abuse (quite similar to mental abuse) involves the deliberate act of attacking a person’s mind using words and non-physical actions in a passive-aggres…

Emotional Abuse

What is Emotional Abuse? Emotional abuse is a pattern of behavior in which the perpetrator insults, humiliates, and generally instills fear in an individual in order to control them. Some signs of abu…

Signs of a toxic relationship

There are many signs that you’re trapped in a toxic relationship. What is a toxic relationship? It Is an abusive relationship. A toxic relationship is one that makes you feel unsupported, misunderstoo…

Drayke Hardman R.I.P

One of the most heartbreaking stories we have ever heard concerning the consequences of bullying. The following was sent to Me via Facebook.   Let me introduce you to Drayke Hardman. He was 12 ye…