Family Violence – Study Guide 1
Types of family violence:
omission of necessary love, care, food, clothing, shelter.
Mostly recipient is
scorned, ignored, criticized, ridiculed, caustic remarks,
disparaging comments, contempt, and distain.
privacy invaded, followed, emotional or physical harm
economic abuse – often elderly
date rape, acquaintance, incest, marital rape, child sex abuse,
elder sex abuse
perpetrator threw objects, pushed, grabbed, shoved, slapped, kicked, bit,
hit, beat, choked, threatened with weapon, and used weapon
What is the nature of family abuse according to Gelles and Straus?
Substance abuse, previous family learning (intergenerational transmission),
ownership (property) beliefs, gender role socialization (men are aggressive and
women are passive), low self-esteem (in both sexes)displaced tension (stress)
(frustration aggression model), violence is commonly accepted in society and in
media, lack of prevention and enforcement
Who are we taught to fear?
Be familiar with the following statistics:
Number of women killed by an intimate partner daily:
¼ of murders involve killing of spouse, parent, or child
Number of children who witness intimate partner violence yearly:
What is intergenerational transmission?
The thought is that the younger generation learns bad behavior or to be a victim