Unformatted text preview: Taking the Social Security check, taking over accounts and bills, spending without permission, drawing up or abusing a Power of Attorney, pressuring for transfer of property. SEXUAL ABUSE Being rough with intimate body parts, forcing sex against wishes, taking advantage of physical or mental illness to engage in sex. USING FAMILY Magnifying disagreements, past injuries, playing favorites. Misleading members about extent and nature of illness/ condition. Excluding or denying access to family members. Using power to ensure secrecy about the abuse; creating alliances against change or support. THREATS Making and/or carrying out threats to do things that hurt emotionally or physically. Threats to alienate neighbors, friends, children, to leave, or to institutionalize. ABUSING DEPENDENCIES Telling the person how lucky he or she is to have their help; using needs to make this point; creating long waits for food, toileting or other care. Power and Control...
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- Spring '07
- social security check, intimate body parts, Vermont Network Against Domestic Violence, Control Wheel