Abuse & Neglect Defined

Abuse: Simply Defined

to treat anyone or anything in a harmful way.
to use or treat anyone or anything in a way that causes damage.
to use anyone or anything wrongly.

brutalize, bully, ill-treat, ill-use, kick around, maltreat, manhandle, mess over, mishandle, mess over, mishandle, mistreat, misuse, molest, violate, harass, harm, injure, oppress, persecute, torment, torture, victimize

Neglect: Simply Defined

to pay no attention, or too little attention to the care of another living being.
to be remiss in the care or treatment of another living being.
to omit, through indifference or carelessness adequate care of another living being.
to fail to carry out or perform necessary care of another living being.
to fail to take or to use necessary care of another living being.

default, inattention, heedlessness, dereliction, negligence, remissness

Here is where I am going to sound like a public service announcement…

Speak Up, Speak Out, Pull Someone From the Darkness

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