Spousal Abuse: This type of abuse generally occurs between a husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, or same sex couple. The dominant partner may choose to exert his or her power by many means including physical, emotional, verbal, spiritual, financial, homophobic-based, immigration based, or threats of destructive acts.
Rape / Sexual Assault: This type of abuse typically occurs between a husband and wife, girlfriend and boyfriend, or same sex couple. The abuse is characterized by forced or pressured sexual acts, including rape.
Child Abuse: This type of abuse is typically perpetrated on a child by a parent, grandparent, step-parent, or significant other of a parent. It can include physical, emotional and verbal assaults against a child.
Elderly Abuse: This type of abuse is typically perpetrated on senior citizens by their children, grandchildren or others living with or caring for the victim. The abuse ranges from physical, emotional and verbal abuse to financial and destructive threats.
Stalking / Cyber Stalking: Stalking is a crime of harassment in which a victim is fearful for his or her own safety or life. Cyber-stalking is a new phenomenon in stalking in which abusers can discover a victim’s internet activities by gaining access to the victim’s e-mail account. The stalker can read the victim’s incoming and outgoing mail and send threatening or harassing e-mail messages to the victim.