Understanding Abuse - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta

Understanding Abuse

Who are the victims?

Family violence can happen to:

*LGBTQ is a commonly used acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, transsexual, two-spirited and queer identities. Sexual minority is a synonymous term.

Recognizing abuse

Everyone deserves to be in healthy relationships.

In some cases, abused people may not realize the behaviour they are living with is abuse. For others, getting help may be too scary or embarrassing. You can help. Warning signs can help you determine if a person you know is experiencing family violence. Although warning signs alone do not prove abuse, they can indicate a need for help. How to help will depend on the situation.

Warning signs of abuse

Learn more about recognizing the warning signs of abuse.

Modified: 2018-04-30
PID: 15686