abusive behavior

Abusive Behaviour

A general term for various behaviours which may be aggressive, coercive or controlling, destructive, harassing, intimidating, isolating, or threatening, that a batterer or abuser may use to control a domestic partner, child or other victim.

abusive behavior

Public health Any of various behaviors–aggressive, coercive or controlling, destructive, harassing, intimidating, isolating, threatening–which a batterer may use to control a domestic partner/victim. See Domestic violence.
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Equally deplorable was the physically aggressive and verbally abusive behavior of Nighat Orakzai toward a fellow woman MPA who attempted to pacify her on the floor of the house, the press release addded.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is conducting an investigation into the alleged abusive behavior of Philippine permanent representative to United Nations Lourdes Yparraguirre toward her 59-year-old domestic helper.
Currently, it is estimated that approximately 500 youth require treatment for sexually abusive behavior issues each year in the state of Victoria, Australia.
She suggests that stereotypes about performers and other kinds of artists, as either ready to put up with anything for their passion or creative geniuses who lose themselves in their passion, help obscure abusive behavior recognized in other employment fields.
Dishonesty or abusive behavior among workers' compensation claimants and medical providers is one thing.
A third of family caregivers report significant levels of abusive behavior towards the person they are caring for, and half report some abusive behavior, according to a new study published online Jan.
Talking about abusive behavior is an important process for identifying problems, validating each other's experiences, adopting new standards successfully and setting appropriate limits.
The bill also has provisions prohibiting abusive behavior toward elephants, including the use of physical punishment or food deprivation as a means of discipline.
The inspiration for that law was the abusive behavior of military personnel used to enforce Reconstruction policies in the conquered South.
DEBATE ABOUT ISSUES SUCH AS POLICY, pedagogy, curriculum, and research are both essential to academic progress and a "paper tiger behind which outright uncivil or abusive behavior or chronic disruption of reasoned procedures can hide," argues author Coffman, who served as provost at Kansas State University for 17 years.
The purpose of the continuing education series is to increase the pediatric nurse's awareness and understanding of selected issues concerning abusive behavior.
Sixteen-year-old bodybuilder Kendra Lumm veers between protein rich snacks and bouts of abusive behavior.