Many types of abuse, such as child abuse, partner abuse, dating violence, family violence and elder abuse are unfortunate events that take place in society in a variety of relationships. Unfortunately, many types of violence and abuse are under-reported at all levels of society, especially abuse of women and children of color and of others outside the majority culture. Seeking help after one has experienced violence or abuse is one way in which people can get needed help and support to cope and move on with their lives.