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Family Violence-1 - The Violent Family Family Violence...

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The Violent Family Family Violence Statistics From The Bureau of Justice
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Family Violence History Fairy tales, folklore and nursery rhymes are full of violence against children “stubborn child laws” of colonial days allowed parents to kill children who were beyond their ability to control Ordinary physical punishment and child abuse are the same activities that take place on a continuum Most people still agree that hitting a child is necessary, normal and good
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Family Violence Dynamics Family violence is the only situation where women are as violent as men Women are as violent or even more violent than men towards children They continue to be the primary caregiver and are responsible for child’s actions, behaviors and development Children interfere with mothers’ plans and self- concepts more than fathers’
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The Violent Family The Victims Approximately 1.3 million women are victims of reported physical assault each year Approximately 300,000 men suffer physical assault at the hands of an intimate partner each year There are approximately 16,800 family violence related homicides each year (1 in 5 murders overall) Another $4.1 billion are spent treating victims with direct medical and mental health services
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The Violent Family The Children Somewhere between 3.3 and 10 million children witness domestic violence annually On average (between 1993-2004) children under 12 years of age were residents of households experiencing intimate partner violence in 43% of cases involving female victims and 25% of cases involving male victims
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The Violent Family Family Violence affects people regardless of income However statistics prove that lower SES families (below $25K per year) are at a 3 times higher risk than people making over $50K per year *Please note that those with less resources are more likely to report incidents of violence to the authorities in an effort to get help
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The Violent Family Protection Orders One half of protection orders obtained by women against intimate partners who physically assaulted them were violated Two thirds of restraining orders against intimate partners who raped or stalked a victim were violated
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The Family Dynamic 3/4 family violence offenders are male Intimate partner violence most often
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2010 for the course PSYC 386 taught by Professor Conner during the Spring '10 term at Roosevelt.

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