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The Abusive Family SOCI 200 Spring 2007
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Extent of Problem A woman is abused every 9 seconds in U.S. Four women die every day in U.S. from domestic abuse. Most common cause of death in pregnant women.
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Abuse Myths Violence is rare: Abusers are mentally ill. Abuse is a lower socioeconomic problem. Abusive families are loveless families.
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The Abused Child About 10% of children seen in emergency rooms are victims of child abuse. 2000 children die every year of abuse 250,000 reported yearly Danger to future generations: 30% of abused children grow up to be abusers
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The Abused Child Types of Abuse: Physical Sexual Ritual Neglect Munchausen by proxy syndrome
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The Abused Child Kempe & Helfner are researchers who identified the syndrome Triad of abuse:
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Shaken Baby Syndrome A syndrome where baby receives brain damage from being shaken.
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Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome A syndrome whereby a parent causes illness in a child in order to receive diagnostic or medical therapy.
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Psychological Abuse Belittling, threatening, rejecting, isolating exploiting acts by parents
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Neglect Types: Physical, medical, educational, emotional
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