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Abused Adults

Individuals age 18 and older who have been subjected to a persistent pattern behaviour in which one intimate partner uses physical violence, coercion, threats, intimidation, isolation and emotional, sexual, or economic abuse to control the other partner in a relationship. Stalking or other harassing behaviour is often an integral part of the pattern. Abusers may include caregivers, spouses, intimate partners or other family members.

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Abused Children

Individuals younger than age 18 who have been subjected to a persistent pattern of violence and/or neglect which may include emotional abuse, emotional deprivation, physical abuse and corporal punishment that results in a traumatic condition, physical neglect and/or inadequate supervision, and/or sexual abuse or exploitation.

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Accident Victims

Individuals who have been seriously or fatally injured as the result of an unplanned and unforeseen event or condition which has occurred as a result of their own or another's ignorance, negligence, lack of awareness or other circumstances which were beyond their control.

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Crime Victims

Individuals who have suffered injury or loss of property because of the illegal actions of another.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.