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  • 1. Domestic Violence:
    • How to recognize, escape from, or prevent it
    • Erica R. Bluford
  • 2. The Definition
    • “ Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in which one intimate partner uses physical violence, coercion, threats, intimidation, isolation, and emotional, sexual, or economic abuse to control the other partner in a relationship. Stalking or other harassing behavior is often an integral part of domestic violence” (FBI, 2001).
  • 3.
    • Click the topic that you would like to explore:
    • The Victim
    • The Abuser
    • The Cycle of Abuse
    • Mistakes Victims Make
    • Programs That Can Help
  • 4. The Victim
  • 5. Many people mistakenly believe that all domestic violence victims are women
    • Anyone can be a victim:
    • A victim of domestic violence can be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, sexual preference etc.
    • Although men are in some cases abused, the victims are mainly women
    • Children are usually abused or neglected when living in a home with domestic violence
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/05/22/2253164.htm http://kiokote.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html
  • 6. Click Here to End Click Here to go to the Beginning The Abuser http://www.cartoonstock.com/cartoonview.asp?catref=ear0085
  • 7. The Abuser
  • 8. The “Norm”
    • Most abusers tend to be:
      • Controlling
      • Jealous
      • Possessive
      • Arrogant
      • Stalking
      • Unable to recognize any wrong doing on their part
      • Condescending
  • 9. Abusing Styles
    • Physical abuse
      • Threats
      • Intimidation
    • Emotional Abuse
      • Putting the victim down
      • Insults
      • Controlling what the victim does
      • Treating the victim like a slave
    • Financial Abuse
      • Keeping the victim away from funds
      • Not allowing them to have a job or any type of independence
  • 10. Verbal Abuse is Devastating Click Here to End Click Here to go to the Beginning Cycle of Abuse http://www.penn-olson.com/2009/07/31/creative-ad-stop-verbal-abuse/
  • 11. The Cycle of Abuse http://www.monarchplace.org/underst_pr.html
  • 12. Phase 1-Tension Building
    • Anxiety builds
    • The abusers temper begins to rise becoming more unpredictable and more violent
    • The victim starts to become afraid, knowing that something could happen at any moment
  • 13. Phase 2- The Explosion
    • The abuser begins physical, verbal, and emotional abuse
    • This is the phase where the abuse actually occurs
  • 14. Phase 3-The Reconciliation
    • The abuser tries to “patch” things up with the victim
    • The abuser apologizes frequently claiming it will never happen again
    • Some abusers go as far as denying that the abuse even occurred
      • A sad attempt at making the victim feel as though they are crazy
  • 15. Phase 4-The Calm (Honeymoon Phase)
    • The abuser showers the victim with gifts
    • The victim forgives
    • The abuse is essentially forgotten…(for now).
    http://thinkpoint.wordpress.com/2007/07/17/seven-signs-of-true-repentance / http://grandmastories.net/2010/08/it%E2%80%99s-the-thought-that-counts-thoughtful-gift-giving.html
  • 16.
    • The cycle of abuse never ends and usually gets worse each time
    • Each time the victim experiences this abuse they are lead into a world of isolation and overall depression
    • The cycle of abuse also leads to the cycle of coping which involves
      • The victim trying to find ways to change themselves in order to stop the abuse
      • When this doesn’t work, the victim goes back to depression and stays in the same abusive situation
    Back to Mistakes Victims Make
  • 17. Break the Cycle Click Here to go to the Beginning Click Here to End Mistakes Victims Make http:// soodejavu.com/category/im-just-saying /
  • 18. Mistakes Victims Make
  • 19. Believing Myths
    • There are all types of myths that are used to explain an abusers behavior
    • These myths include
      • The abuser was abused as a child
      • They abuser abuses the people that they love the most
      • The abuser is mentally ill
    • Even though these can be true in some cases, they are not true in all cases
    • Believing in these myths leads to the victim accepting the abusing or taking the abuse as an abuser’s cry for help
  • 20. Believing Myths
    • Another common mistake is thinking that an abuser has a certain profile that can be easily recognized
    • An abuser can be anyone, knowing your partner and recognizing the signs of abuse is the only way to ensure a safe relationship
  • 21. “ It’s all my fault”
    • A wide number of victims mistakenly believe that the abuse is their own faults
    • This mistake leads people victims to try to change themselves. When their changes don’t stop the abuse, they fall into the “Cycle of Coping”
  • 22. Waiting Until the Last Minute to Receive Help
    • Most procrastinate when trying to get help
    • They always say they will leave the next time the abuse occurs
    • The longer a victim stays in the abuse relationship, the more emotionally attached they become
    • All of this essentially makes it harder for the victim to leave
  • 23. Avoid the Mi stakes , Avoid the Violence Click Here to go to the Beginning Click Here to End Programs That Help http://firstrung.co.uk/articles.asp?pageid=NEWS&articlekey=8947&cat=44-0-0
  • 24. Programs That Help
  • 25. Domestic Violence Programs
    • Offer guidance to the victims while the victim is trying to escape from an abusive situation. This guidance includes:
      • Helping them come up with a safety plan
        • Finding ways to get the victim and their children out of the abuse location safely
        • Obtaining a protective order
      • Creating a safe place for the family to stay once the escape
  • 26. Shelters and Counseling
    • Shelters
      • Provide housing for the abused
      • Have professionals who help with safety planning, legal protection, counseling, etc
      • Shelters also support victims who do not live in the shelter itself
    • Counseling
      • Provides a chance for the victim to recover from and express there feeling about their situation
      • Counseling also occurs in groups where the victims support each other
  • 27. Family
    • Most people overlook there family as a means of help
    • Family knows the victim and will support them in there endeavors to escape
    • Victims can sometimes feel more comfortable going to a family member rather than a stranger
  • 28. Domestic Violence Protective Orders
    • Requires the accused abuser to stay a specific distance from the victim
    • It also protects any children who may be involved
    • Obtaining one of the orders usually takes a small amount of time, especially if the victim can prove that they are in immediate danger
    • If the abuser violates the order, they can be arrested
    • They have to be renewed yearly
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  • 29. Protective Orders Revealed
    • A lot of people don’t see the effectiveness of protective orders because they are just a piece of paper
    • The key to getting the most out of a protective order is being consistent
      • Every time the abuser violates their order, call the police
      • Each time the abuser is arrested, the law will become more frustrated with them and their punishment will increase.
    • The law is on your side. The more you call them the when you are in danger, the safer you will be
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  • 30. There is Support Click Here to go to the Beginning Click Here to End http://www.blushingsurvivalguide.com/blushing.php
  • 31. Sources
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    • Barrett, Marilyn. The 10 Biggest Legal Mistakes Women Can Avoid: How to Protect Yourself, Your Children, and Your Assets . Sterling, Va.: Capital, 2000. Print.
    • Belmonte, Joelle. &quot;Domestic Violence and Abuse: Signs of Abuse and Abusive Relationships.&quot; Helpguide.org: Understand, Prevent and Resolve Life's Challenges . 2001. Web. 3 Mar. 2010. <http://www.helpguide.org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_types_signs_causes_effects.htm>.
    • Bergman, Paul. Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case . Berkeley, CA: Nolo, 2003. Print.
    • Bergman, Paul, Sara J. Berman-Barrett, and Lisa Guerin. Represent Yourself in Court: How to Prepare and Try a Winning Case . Berkeley, CA: Nolo, 2003. Print.
    • Campbell, Nedra D. More Justice, More Peace: the Black Person's Guide to the American Legal System . Chicago, Ill.: Lawrence Hill, 2003. Print.
    • Cooper, Gregory M., Michael R. King, and Thomas McHoes. Predators: Who They Are and How to Stop Them . Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus, 2007. Print.
    • Cosby, Bill, and Alvin F. Poussaint. Come On, People: on the Path from Victims to Victors . Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2007. Print.
    • &quot;Cycle of Abuse.&quot; Battered Men | Abused Women | Self-Help | Support | Resources | Data Base | Heart 2 Heart . 2010. Web. 3 Mar. 2010. <http://www.heart-2-heart.ca/women/pages5.htm>.
    • &quot;Cycle of Abyse.&quot; Battered Men | Abused Women | Self-Help | Support | Resources | Data Base | Heart 2 Heart . 2010. Web. 3 Mar. 2010. <http://www.heart-2-heart.ca/women/pages5.htm>.
    • Engel, Beverly. Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: How to Move beyond Your past to Create an Abuse-free Future . Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2005. Print.
    • Gelles, Richard J. &quot;Domestic Violence.&quot; The World Book . Vol. 5. Chicago: Scott Fetzer Company, 2010. 301-01. Print.
    • Gelles, Richard J. &quot;Restraining Order.&quot; The World Book . Vol. 16. Chicago: Scott Fetzer Company, 2010. 263-63. Print.
    • Mawyer, K. S., and V. H. Spencer. The General Statutes of North Carolina. Charlottesville, Va.: LEXIS Pub., 2009. Print.
    • &quot;Profile of an Abuser.&quot; Broken Spirits: A Online Support Group for Victims of Abuse and Domestic Violence . 2001. Web. 3 Mar. 2010. <http://www.brokenspirits.com/information/the_abuser.asp>.
    • Weiss, Elaine. Family & Friends' Guide to Domestic Violence: How to Listen, Talk, and Take Action When Someone You Care about Is Being Abused . Volcano, CA: Volcano, 2003. Print.
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