The State of Connecticut has several points of contact for people who have experienced or observed abuse can use to report it. Abuse can affect people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and can be perpetrated by family members, friends, caregivers and others. Generally, the types of abuse involve: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect, abandonment and financial exploitation.
Older adults and people with disabilities may be particularly vulnerable to abuse. Social isolation, cognitive challenges, disability and illness are factors that may make people more vulnerable. It is important to learn about abuse and exploitation so it’s recognized, addressed and ultimately prevented.