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Chapter 8


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Chapter 8

  1. 1. Chapter 8 Violence & Abuse By: Maria Cuevas-Benet
  2. 2. What is violence? <ul><li>1.physical force:  the use of physical force to injure somebody or damage something &quot;threats of violence&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>2 .  destructive force:  extreme, destructive, or uncontrollable force, especially of natural events &quot;the violence of the storm&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>*criminal law  illegal force:  the illegal use of unjustified force, or the intimidating effect created by the threat </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Abuse? <ul><li>1.maltreatment: the physical, psychological, or sexual maltreatment of a person or animal </li></ul><ul><li>2.improper use: the illegal, improper, or harmful use of something </li></ul><ul><li>3.improper practice: an illegal, improper, or harmful practice </li></ul>
  4. 4. Violence Against Women in the United States: Statistics <ul><li>Domestic violence can be defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, women experience about 4.8 million intimate partner-related physical assaults and rapes every year. </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 20 percent of battered women sought medical treatment following an injury. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Different types of Violence Against Women <ul><li>- It can happen at work, on the street, or at home . </li></ul><ul><li>• Dating violence </li></ul><ul><li>• Domestic and intimate partner violence </li></ul><ul><li>• Emotional abuse </li></ul><ul><li>• Human trafficking </li></ul><ul><li>• Same-sex relationship violence </li></ul><ul><li>• Sexual assault and abuse </li></ul><ul><li>• Stalking </li></ul><ul><li>• Violence against immigrant and refugee women </li></ul><ul><li>• Violence against women at work </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal Abuse (Mental Abuse) </li></ul><ul><li>• Violence against women with disabilities </li></ul>
  6. 6. Am I being Abuse? <ul><li>Below are some possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner: </li></ul><ul><li>Monitors what you're doing all the time </li></ul><ul><li>Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time </li></ul><ul><li>Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat) </li></ul><ul><li>Humiliates you in front of others </li></ul><ul><li>Destroys your property or things that you care about </li></ul><ul><li>Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets </li></ul><ul><li>Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting) </li></ul><ul><li>Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you </li></ul><ul><li>Forces you to have sex against your will </li></ul><ul><li>Blames you for his or her violent outbursts </li></ul><ul><li>Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you </li></ul><ul><li>Says things like, &quot;If I can't have you then no one can.&quot; </li></ul>
  7. 7. Healthy vs. Unhealthy Relationships <ul><li>Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. </li></ul><ul><li>If you feel like you can't talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. </li></ul><ul><li>If you're afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Signs of an unhealthy relationship include: <ul><li>Focusing all your energy on your partner </li></ul><ul><li>Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling pressured or controlled a lot </li></ul><ul><li>Having more bad times in the relationship than good </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling sad or scared when or with your partner </li></ul>
  9. 9. Signs of a healthy relationship include: <ul><li>Having more good times in the relationship than bad </li></ul><ul><li>Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times </li></ul><ul><li>Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling able to take care of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling like your partner supports you </li></ul>
  10. 10. Striking Quotes <ul><li>&quot; I can only hope that by telling my story, someone will realize that they are not alone and support is available.“ </li></ul><ul><li>– Registered Nurse </li></ul><ul><li>“ Every woman who thinks she is the only victim of violence has to know that there are many more”. – Salma Hayek </li></ul><ul><li>“ One in three women may suffer from abuse and violence in her lifetime. This is an appalling human rights violation, yet it remains one of the invisible and under-recognized pandemics of our time.”  Violence against women is an appalling human rights violation. But it is not inevitable. We can put a stop to this.” – Nicole Kidman </li></ul>