10dvtalk209 - Psych of the Contemporary Family IPV Overview...

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Psych of the Contemporary Family IPV Overview Why do abusers commit? Why do victims stay? Assessing Abuse Working with batterers Working with victims Helpful phrases Next time: Local, legal responses, death review
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U.S. Incidence of Intimate Violence 22.1% of women have been physically assaulted by an intimate partner at some time in their lives. 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. 85% of assaults by intimate are against women. 37% of women treated in ER hurt by intimates. 1/3 of heterosexual and gay relationships Women 9X more at risk at home, risk 16-24 y.o. 1 in 5 women have been raped 80% by someone known > 1 in 7 married women raped in marriage
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Studies: Poverty associated with more battering 1/3 to 2/3 welfare recipients victims 1/3 to 1/2 of homeless women fleeing dv 3 million children in US exposed each yr Abusers sabotage financial independence Poor credit, rental, and employment hx PTSD, MDD, acute & chronic health problems
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