Violence and Abuse

Violence and Abuse - Theories Trauma theory How event is...

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17:25 Vilence and Abuse Intimate Partner Violence Domestic violence Intentional physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, or threats of such Mostly occurs between partners (most typically between romantic partners) or other  intimate relations The violence is defined by dominance and control Cycle of violence Starts with tension   Violence   Apology   leads back to tension Why do victims stay? Love Fear Threats Lack of resources Learned helplessness Sex differences Female 85% of family violence victims Wife Rape – forced sex by husband Male More likely to be dating violence victims Gay couples Abuse mostly similar to straight couples Threats may include “outing”
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Outing- revealing that the couple is gay Lesbians – Fusion  makes abuse more likely Extreme emotional connection Sibling Abuse Child abuse Children experience more long-term effects
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Unformatted text preview: Theories Trauma theory How event is handled determines extent of victims trauma Social Learning Theory Abusive behavior learned from an abuser Social Cognition Theory Situation may be more or less hostile than child perceives. Family systems theory Certain traits and coping mechanisms are passed through the generations Child sexual abuse Female perpetrators tent to be primary caregivers Male perp tent to not be Somatization Physical symptoms from phychological problems Personal Resilience Individuals ability to cope with and manage stress or a crisis Child-to-parent abuse Childhood violence predicts adolescent violence Higher parent demandingness toward a child, higher likelihood of violence Violence toward parent is often survival response 17:25 17:25...
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