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Unformatted text preview: FAMILY VIOLENCE IN CANADA- Defining family violence includes different forms of abuse, mistreatment or neglect is experienced by adults (males AND females) and children can happen in dependent (wife doesnt work, children depending on parents..may be too young, seniors who depend on their caretakers, people with disabilities), intimate, and/or kinship (aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters) relationships FORMS OF FAMILY VIOLENCE- abuse (experienced by adults and children) misuse of power and a violation of trust may happen once or multiple times can escalate over time may change form over time- woman abuse- domestic violence (experienced by males AND females) PHYSICAL ABUSE- use of physical force in a way that injures someone, or puts them at risk of being injured- includes: beating, hitting, shaking (babys can get shaking syndrome), pushing, choking, biting, burning, kicking- assault with a weapon- confinement: locking someone in a room/washroom- danger of harmful use of force or restraint : walking in a dark alley and getting hit- female genital mutilation (female circumcision)- all forms of sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation- using a child for sexual purposes, including prostitution and pornography- denigrating controlling, or limiting a persons sexuality or reproductive choices- forcing a person to participate in any unwanted, unsafe, or degrading sexual activity: whether its between family, kins, intimate NEGLECT- often chronic (slow to develop and lasts long) and involves repeated incidents- includes: failing to provide what a child or dependent adult requires for his/her physical, psychological, or emotional development and well-being- failing to provide or denying food, clothing, shelter, cleanliness, medical care, protection from harm, or a sense of being valued and loved EMOTIONAL ABUSE- harming a persons sense of self and putting them at risk of serious behavioural, cognitive, emotional or mental disorders- attacking a person verbally: you dont know what youre doing, youre dumb..blablablabla- using criticism- routinely making unreasonable demands- exposing a child to family violence (parents fighting in front of child)- humiliation or degradation purposefully embarrassing someone- trivial demands and focus on the WHIMIS of the abuser examples: send the victim to Paris for cheese because that is what the abuser wants; dust the leaves on all the plants in the house unreasonable demands- demonstrations of power and threats you will do this because I said so.- crazy-making trying to make the victim crazy by taunting them, manipulating his/her emotions- emotional distancing cold, not affectionate, distant VERBAL ABUSE- withholding no exchange of information: getting a phone call and not passing along the message- jokes disparaging comments disguised as jokes: My wife is so fat she could eat a horse- trivializing says in so many words that what you have done or expressed is...
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