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Much has been said and written about domestic violence. Nonetheless, there are many misconception that persist and need to be addressed. Part I - What is Domestic Violence
Grace Nava is a doctoral student and an associate professor of social studies.

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    1. 1. Domestic ViolencePart IWhat is Domestic Violence?By Grace NavaThis is a WOHW Presentation!
    2. 2. Domestic Violence . . .Affects millions worldwideIts damage goes on fromgeneration to generation(Krug, E. G., & World Health Organization, 2002)
    3. 3. What is Domestic Violence:Defined as the pattern of abusivebehavior in any relationship that isused by one partner to gain ormaintain power and control overanother intimate partner.(US Department of Justice, 2012)
    4. 4. Domestic Violence . . .It may take different formsat different times.It is a pattern of abuse.
    5. 5. Types of Domestic Violence:PhysicalSexualEmotionalEconomicPsychological(US Department of Justice, 2012)
    6. 6. Domestic Violence Includes:Behaviors that intimidate, manipulate,humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize,coerce, threaten, blame, hurt,injure, or wound someone.(US Department of Justice, 2012)
    7. 7. Physical Abuse Includes:Hitting, slapping, shoving, grabbing,pinching, biting, hair pulling, denyinga partner medical care or forcingalcohol and/or drug use upon himor her, etc.(US Department of Justice, 2012)
    8. 8. Sexual Abuse Includes:Coercing or attempting to coerce anysexual contact or behavior withoutconsent like marital rape, attacks onsexual parts of the body, treating onein a sexually demeaning manner, etc.(US Department of Justice, 2012)
    9. 9. Emotional Abuse Includes:Undermining an individuals sense ofself-worth and/or self-esteem likeconstant criticism, belittling, name-calling, or damaging onesrelationship with his or her children,etc.(US Department of Justice, 2012)
    10. 10. Economic Abuse Includes:Making or attempting to make anindividual financially dependent bymaintaining total control over financialresources, withholding ones accessto money, or forbidding onesattendance at school or employment.(US Department of Justice, 2012)
    11. 11. Psychological Abuse Includes:Intimidation; threatening physicalharm to self, partner, children, orpartners family or friends; destructionof pets and property; and forcingisolation from family, friends, orschool and/or work, etc.(US Department of Justice, 2012)
    12. 12. Who Can COMMIT DomesticViolence:Anyone!Including you and me.Source: (US Department of Justice, 2012)
    13. 13. Factors Increasing the Chances ofBecoming an OFFENDER Include:Alcohol and drug abuseHaving being abused as a childWitnessing domestic violence as achild.Dependency on the partnerNeurophysiological deficits(US Department of Justice, 2012), (Margaret, D., 1999)
    14. 14. Factors Increasing the Chances ofBecoming an OFFENDER Include:Stress from changes in lifeSide effects of medicationsToxic environmentsEtc.(US Department of Justice, 2012), (Margaret & F, 1999)) (Amen, 2009)
    15. 15. Who Can Be A VICTIM ofDomestic Violence:Anyone!Including you and me.(US Department of Justice, 2012)
    16. 16. Factors Increasing the Chances ofBecoming a VICTIM Include:Alcohol and drug abuseHaving being abused as a childWitnessing domestic violence as achild.(US Department of Justice, 2012)
    17. 17. Where to Find Help:National Domestic Violence Hotline1-800-799-SAFE (7233)1-800-787-3224 (TTY)Rape, Abuse, and Incest NationalNetwork (RAINN)1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
    18. 18. Where to Find Help:National Teen Dating AbuseHelpline 1-866-331-94741-866-331-8453 (TTY)
    19. 19. References:Amen, D. G. (2009). Magnificent mind at any age: Natural ways to unleash your brains maximumpotential. New York: Harmony Books.Catalano, S. M., & United States. (2009). Female victims of violence. Washington, DC: U.S.Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics.Department of Justice (2012) What is domestic violence. Department of Justice. RetrievedFebruary 11. 2012 from, E. G., & World Health Organization. (2002). World report on violence and health. Geneva:World Health Organization.Margaret, D. W., & F, R. F. (1999). Frontal lobe deficits in domestic violence offenders. Genetic,Social, and General Psychology Monographs, 125(1), 71-71. Retrieved from 2013. Grace Nava & Media for Life Corp. All Rights Reserved.For more information visit: