Abuse and Neglect: An Overview

Abuse may be found in 4 major areas of YOUR life:

HOME Parents, legal guardians, siblings, relatives, or anyone else that lives in your home.

SCHOOL Teachers, general faculty, administrators from the principal on down, groundskeepers, janitors, or bus drivers.

PEER GROUPS Perpetrators of abuse might wear unexpected hats: Classmates, siblings,  teammates and friends—technically anyone in your age group.

WORK/LEISURE People you interact with outside of home and school: Friends from Facebook or other social networking sites, bosses and co-workers, coaches, or youth group leaders.