Start counting to the number nine……… In that time a woman was assaulted or beaten in the United States alone according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. That means every minute approximately seven people are a victim of abuse, every hour 402 people, and every day 9,648. These numbers are astonishing and bring to light the tangibility of this issue. Domestic violence exists, it is a serious and an important issue I believe should be brought to the table of conversation. Domestic violence can rip family’s apart, cause people to loose trust in one another, as well as bring victims to their lowest points of self-worth. The abuse can be issued from multiple persons in the family: father to child, mother to child, teenage child
This is an issue that is commonly referred to as violence taking place between intimate partners. The US Department of Justice further supports this definition by stating, “We define domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner (0).” To further capture the entirety of domestic violence, Psychologist, and author Susan Forward, PhD, has describe abuse as, “any behavior that is intended to control and subjugate another human being through the use of fear, humiliation, and verbal or physical assaults, it is the systematic persecution of one partner by another.” Historically, domestic violence was measured as a whole, but recently researcher have divided the categories to distinctly measure every form of
Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain control and power over the other partner. Domestic violence can involve physical, sexual, verbal, emotional, or mental abuse. This is a growing issue in society today. In the United States, there are about 1.3 million women and 835,000 men that go through physical abuse each year. There is no direct cause of domestic violence, and it affects people of all ethnic groups and economic classes.
Introduction Domestic violence occurs between two adults in a relationship that includes one controlling the other, resulting in physical abuse or mental abuse and neglect. Some of the contributing factors that initiate the domestic violence includes being insecure, non-employed, drinking and using drugs. These factors can result in one getting hurt or dying from their inflicted injuries. Furthermore, children can be emotionally and mentally traumatized over the course of events that they witnessed in the home and act out their aggression in school. To break the cycle of domestic violence the individual would have to leave the relationship and seek out help through family, friends, police, medical psychologist.
It is the abuse of power from the abuser based on controlling behaviors towards their partners. In the UK, the abuse can be emotional, financial, sexual, physical or psychological. Normally, domestic abuse does escalates over time , and their victims may experience different types of abuse from the same person. Physical abuse is the most visible form of domestic abuse, what the abuser wants to do is to intimidate and cause fear. These assaults often start small, a shove or grabbing your wrist, but over time it will become worst.
Children in housholds with domestic violence are more likely to suffer other forms of abuse. Children in households with mothers who live with partners who are not the biological father are also more likely to see domestic violence and suffer from abuse which includes physical and sexual abuse. Many public inquiries into the deaths of children in recent years have shown that 70% of the men responsible for the death of a child have a history of violence towards their female partners. (home office 2014).
In reality, one in fifteen children have been exposed to this type of violence, and almost 90% of them have seen this violence happen in the past (http://ncadv.org/learn-more/statistics). Women may be the majority of people who get domestically abused because of their weak persona, but men and children can be affected by these things as
“Sexual, racial, gender violence and other forms of discrimination and violence in a culture cannot be eliminated without changing culture.” - Charlotte Bunch. Domestic abuse is a hostile dispute involving the use of violence among household or family members. It is a universal phenomenon that occurs in all races, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, occupations, and genders (“What is Domestic Violence?”).
The home is supposed to be a safe haven from the dangers of the outside world. What occurs behind closed doors, however, is not always as it appears to be. There are startling numbers of incidents of domestic abuse across the nation. It is a huge social problem that has tremendous costs each year. Contrary to popular belief, domestic abuse is not limited to any particular victimology type or socio-economic status. Both men and women, rich and poor, black and white, can be victims of domestic abuse. Similarly, there is no single prototype of a domestic abuser.
There are one in four women and about one in seven men that first experienced dating violence between eleven and seventeen years of age (Fifield 1). Domestic violence is being verbally, emotionally, physically, or sexually abused in an intimate relationship. Males are the dominant spouse; the female is the spouse being used. The topic of dating violence has a deep history to consider, and there will always be both supporters and critics who continue to debate this topic. For most people, if they are involved in violence, no matter what role they play, they will most likely be involved in it later on in life (Fifield 2).
In this book, Hillary Potter used the intensive interview with 40 African American women who is living or have been through the domestic violence or intimate partner abuse before. They shared their experience and stories of abuse, obstruction, and triumph to inform the general society how they facing the abusive life.
Introduction to Spousal Abuse Spousal abuse is a highly underestimated offence that continues to remain hidden between the law and justice. This controversial type of violence is a serious crime that is not directly penalized through today's law system. Instead, it is the individual's actions that must be charged through the Canadian Criminal Code. On average, a Canadian woman is murdered every six days by a current or previous partner. Many cases of domestic violence portray the husband physically and/or emotionally abusing their wife.
Thud, the sound of her mothers body crashing against the bedroom wall. Her piercing scream resonates through the house. Her daughter hears everything, every slap, every punch, every moan and sits, huddled in the corner of her room just waiting for the abuse to stop. Domestic violence does not only effect the victim but also the people around them. What if this was you or your mother? What could you do to stop it?
A child who experiences trauma of domestic violence will hinder their emotional growth, hence the child will not develop and maintain a normal level of trust. A child that experiences domestic violence or is exposed to domestic violence can develop a fear of their environment, for they think that everyone will try to hurt them. They also do not trust anyone with their problems or issues, hence they will keep everything inside and this will affect their state of mind. An abused spouse may experience chronic psydiasmatic pain or pain due to diffuse trauma without visible evidence. This form of pain will have a very bad effect on the body.
Domestic violence is referred to aggressive like behavior or even violence towards a spouse or life partner. Domestic violence can also be linked to sexual abuse, emotional abuse. This type of abuse is used to maintain power over another individual. Domestic violence is acceptable in some cultures, however, the laws in America are against domestic violence of any sexual orientation is prohibited. Domestic violence (abuse) can occur at any age, race and any education level.