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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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.
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.
Sixteen-year-old bodybuilder Kendra Lumm veers between protein rich snacks and bouts of abusive behavior.
Like many institutions, we occasionally have problems with disruptive or abusive behavior by physicians.
an ability to create a culture of disapproval of abusive behavior and the means to communicate that position; and
A program called Change of Seasons, supported by the Attorney General Corrections Branch, First Nations Wellness Society, Ministry of Health (Aboriginal Health Policy Branch) and the Squamish Nation of British Columbia, is available to men in North Vancouver who want to end their own abusive behavior.