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Transcript of Domestic Violence
Reid Elderts Who does Domestic Violence affect? Where can you find help? Locally: Women
Children the Elderly MEN HOmosexuals Heterosexuals Lesbians Gays HOw do Social Workers get involved? What is the nature of the problem? Isolation
Displays of total power
Enforcing trivial demands
Occasional Mr. Nice Guy
Categories Physical violence
People most recognize this as domestic violence
This is a growing problem with marital and date rape
Also a very large problem with elder abuse and children
Many couples commit verbal abuse
Many times its over looked
When you use your words in which to belittle the person that can be verbal abuse
When you force someone to do something against their will
Also the use of threats to get their way Emotional abuse
Is a little harder to recognized because of the similarity to verbal abuse
Emotional abuse is more then making the person feel bad about themselves
Other examples are rejection, isolation, and exploitation
How extensive is domestic abuse? Domestic violence is a very big problem
According to the domestic violence resource center
1 in every 4 women will be a victim of domestic violence in their lifetime
3 million women are physically abused by a boy friend or husband per year
Women account for 85 percent of the victims while men are 15 percent
According to the domestic violence resource center men and women engage in overall comparable levels of abuse and control
Common Misconceptions Common misconceptions is that it is just men abusing women
Child abuse falls under domestic violence
Elderly abuse also is part of domestic violence
Women abuse men
Same sex couples also have cases of domestic violence rarely thought of as a problem
42-79 percent of men experience domestic violence
25-50 percent of women
Sometimes its hard to say how extensive the problem actually is
Many domestic violence cases go unreported
Not just limited to the lower classes which is a common myth
Men tend to not report domestic violence cases because they have to be a tough guy
Hard to admit if you are being abused by a women for most men Indirect and Direct Children=direct/indirect
The abused (victim)= direct
Micro: Working on a one-to-one basis with an individual who is involved with domestic abuse.
Method: Social worker(s) will work privately with the patient.
Mezzo: Working with families and other small groups
Method: Social worker(s) can work privately with a group of individuals such as a family involved in domestic abuse. (Similar to "Micro Methods" but in group setting)
Macro: working with organizations and communities or seeking changes in statues and social policies
Method: Social worker(s) can work on policies that will create a society that is less tolerant of domestic violence.
The Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (HSCADV)
Catholic Charities Hawaii
Parents and Children Together
Works Cited "PACT Parents and Children Together, Oahu Family Peace Center, Intervention for Victims, Perpetrators, Child Witnesses of Domestic Violence." PACT Parents and Children Together, Family Service Agency, Hawaii Non Profit, Community, Social, Educational Services. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Apr. 2010. <http://www.pacthawaii.org/>
"Catholic Charities Hawai'i - Home." Catholic Charities Hawai'i - Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Apr. 2010. <http://www.catholiccharitieshawaii.org/site/1/home.aspx>.
"Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence :: Home." Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic Violence :: Home. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Mar.2010.<http://www.hscadv.org/>.
"Domestic Violence Assessment and Intervention provided by the Family Violence Prevention Fund ." National Association of Social Workers. National Association of Social Workers, n.d. Web. 8 Apr. 2010. <http://www.naswdc.org/pressroom/events/domestic_violence/assessment.asp>.
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REAL WOMEN, REAL STORIES "The main effect of this violence was that I started to change - I stopped being myself. I would avoid any conversation with friends when we were out that would have anything to do with my life before him, I didn't look at or talk to other men."
"This went on for about 2 years and when I finally got it into my head he wasn't going to change, he had driven me apart from my friends and family, I had no one apart from him. Even though I hated him I stayed with him because I felt trapped. I couldn't get out because he would try and kill himself or stalk me until I gave in. I would cry myself to sleep every night lying next to a man I hated but it was all my own fault."