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Transcript of Domestic Violence
Hannah Bergeron, Sarah Haydock, Carly Barber & Meghan Cady
Family Studies 525: Spring 2015
ACADV. (2015). The Effects of DV on Children. Retrieved March 3, 2015 from http://www.acadv.org/children.html.
Benedictis, T.D., Jaffe, J., &Segal, J. (2014). Domestic Violence and Abuse: Types. Signs, Symptoms, Cause and Effects. In American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. From http://www.aaets.org/article144.htm
Delaware Coalition Against Domestic Violence. (2015). Who is Affected by Domestic Violence? Retrieved March 20, 2015 from http://www.dcadv.org/who-affected-domestic-violence.
Domestic Violence. (2014, July). In The United States Department of Justice. From http://www.justice.gov/ovw/domestic-violence
Domestic Violence Statistics. (2011). In Ending Violence Everywhere Foundation. From http://www.evefoundation.org/domestic-violence-statistics/
Safe Horizon. (2015). Domestic Violence: Statistics & Facts. Retrieved March 11, 2015 from http://www.safehorizon.org/page/domestic-violence-statistics--facts-52.html?gclid=CILc6pC6j8QCFUY9gQod3GEAiA.
"A pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner."
Use of physical force against another person
Withholding medical care/medications
Forced consumption of alcohol and drugs
Ranges from physical restrain to murder
Undermining of individual's self-worth and self-esteem
Longer lasting and more damaging effects
Verbal and non-verbal
Very similar to Emotional Abuse
Caused by instilling fear or further violence upon the victim
Making the victim financially dependent on their abuser
Typically accomplished early on in the relationship
Effects of Domestic Violence on Families
Ways in which children are affected
Sexual Abuse in Relationships
1 out of every 7 American women who have ever been married has been raped by a husband or ex-husband.
Laws and How to Stop it
Marital rape has been illegal in every state and the District of Columbia since 1993, but is infrequently prosecuted for various reason.
Why Do Victims
Reasons to Stay
It's a Cycle
"Why would you stay in an
Comes off as derogatory
Makes it seem like the victim's fault for continuing to be abused
It's not a choice
Lack of emotional support
Attachment to the abuser
Belief he/she is the only one who can help the abuser with his/her problems
1) Are children who witness domestic violence affected by domestic violence? If yes, how so?
2) Can men be victims of Domestic Violence? If yes, why don't we hear about it as often?
3) Why do you think a victim of domestic violence would stay with their abuser?
About one in three teenage girls are affected by domestic violence
Technology has become a major issue due to harassment and stalking
More likely to drink, smoke, eat unhealthy, be sexually active and consider suicide
Child neglect is very common in households where there is domestic violence
Worst thing a parent can do to their child
Lead them to grow up with anger problems, have fewer relationships with peers, low self-esteem, or anxiety
May harm oneself or become violent in future relationships
Economic dependence on the abuser
Fear of physical harm to self or children
Fear of emotional damage to children over the loss of a parent
Fear of social isolation- the abuser is often the victim's only support system
"I hashtagged it so that if anybody wanted to join in, we could form some kind of community and keep the talk going, and then all of a sudden it just blew up," she says.
I tried to leave the house once after an abusive episode, and he blocked me.
He slept in front of the door that entire night. #WhyIStayed
11:47 AM - 8 Sep 2014
I thought I wasn't worthy of any other
kind of love. #WhyIStayed
As a Blk queer radical feminist activist I was afraid 2 tell
community I was living the reality I was trying to dismantle #WhyIStayed
I thought I could heal their wound. #WhyIStayed
Because before you know it, everything is in his name and he can take it away when he's mad. #WhyIStayed
Serico, S. (2014).
Beyond Ray Rice: #WhyIStayed hashtag personalizes domestic violence.
Retrieved from: http://www.today.com/news/beyond-ray-rice-whyistayed-hashtag-personalizes-domestic-violence-1D80137572
Why do Abuse Victims Stay? (2008). Retrieved from: http://www.domesticviolenceroundtable.org/abuse-victims-stay.html
Walker, L. E., Duros, R. I., & Tome, A. (1979).
The Battered Woman Syndrome.
Retrieved from http://www.domesticviolence.org/cycle-of-violence/
Not just discriminated to women or marriages. It can happen in any type of relationship
More than three million children witness domestic violence each year
Even if they are not being abused, they are still affected
Incapable of having nurturing bonds with parents
Interfere with abuse
Living in fear in their home
Leads to harmful effects
Not until the late 1970s was anyone in the US convicted of raping a spouse.
Like other forms of rape/assault, it is still one of the most unreported crimes.
"Any situation in which you are forced to participate in unwanted, unsafe, or degrading sexual activity is sexual abuse. Forced sex, even by a spouse or intimate partner with whom you also have consensual sex, is an act of aggression and violence. Furthermore, people whose partners abuse them physically and mentally are at a higher risk of being seriously injured or killed" (heathguide.org).
Laws and How to Stop it
Report the case
Friends and Family's support