Family Violence

Family Violence is the abuse of power within relationships of family, trust or dependency that endangers the survival security or well-being of another person.  It can include many forms of abuse including spouse abuse, senior abuse and neglect , child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse, and witnessing abuse of others in the family.  Family Violence may include some or all of the following behaviors:  physical abuse, psychological abuse, criminal harassment/stalking, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse and spiritual abuse.


Source: Central Alberta Child and Family Services Authority (CFSA)