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Domestic violence

  1. 1. Domestic Violence By: Jovina Munoz
  2. 2. Thesis <ul><li>Understanding Domestic Violence: An issue that should be taken seriously or just an exaggerated problem. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hypothesis <ul><li>Is Domestic Violence a serious problem? </li></ul><ul><li>Can Domestic Violence happen to anyone? </li></ul><ul><li>Are the effects of Domestic Violence life threatening? </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Domestic Violence? <ul><li>Domestic Violence and emotional abuse are behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. </li></ul><ul><li>Partners may be married or not married; heterosexual, gay or lesbian; living together, separated or dating. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// /definition/ </li></ul>
  5. 5. Types of Domestic Violence <ul><li>Physical Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Intimidation </li></ul><ul><li>Economic Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>Sexual Abuse </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 7. What causes Domestic Violence? <ul><li>Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Poor self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Drug and alcohol abuse </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  7. 8. Effects on Domestic Violence <ul><li>Low self-esteem </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Suicide </li></ul><ul><li>Sleep disruption </li></ul><ul><li>Inability to trust </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 9. Statistics on Domestic Violence <ul><li>O ne in four women (25%) has experienced Domestic Violence. </li></ul><ul><li>Estimates range from 960,000 incidents of violence against a current or former spouse, boyfriend, or girlfriend to 3 million women who are physically abused by their husband or boyfriend per year. </li></ul><ul><li>Women accounted for 85% of the victims of intimate partner violence, men for approximately 15%. </li></ul><ul><li>Between 600,000 and 6 million women are victims of domestic violence each year, and between 100,000 and 6 million men, depending on the type of survey used to obtain the data. </li></ul><ul><li>Women ages 20-24 are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence. </li></ul>
  9. 10. Stats cont. <ul><li>Between 1993 and 2004, intimate partner violence on average made up 22% of nonfatal intimate partner victimizations against women. The same year, intimate partners committed 3% of all violent crime against men. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly three out of four (74%) of Americans personally know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. </li></ul><ul><li>On average between 1993 and 2004, children under age 12 were residents of households experiencing intimate partner violence in 43% of incidents involving female victims and 25% of incidents involving male victims. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  10. 11. Prevention and Solution <ul><li>End Domestic Violence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Report the violence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File charges with police </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File for an order of protection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Document any bruises, verbal threats or incidents. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Prevention and Solution Cont. <ul><li>Heal from Domestic Violence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Join a support group to get through your struggle. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider seeking professional help from a psychologist. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer your time to a local domestic violence advocacy program. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Methods <ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Online Research </li></ul><ul><li>Brochures / Handouts </li></ul>
  13. 14. Theory <ul><li>Conflict Perspective </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social conflict, instability and basic social change. Interest, power, dominance, conflict, coercion. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arise when a group believes it’s interest are not being served and works to overcome perceived disadvantage. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Research Findings <ul><li>Interview question: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you think Domestic Violence is a serious problem? Explain? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why do you think people stay in a Domestic Violence relationship? </li></ul></ul>
  15. 16. Conclusion <ul><li>Domestic Violence is an issue that should be taken very seriously. It is a problem that many people choose to ignore or are too scared and embarrassed to talk about. Domestic violence can cause many effects to the abused victims and most especially children if they are involved or have witnessed this traumatic event. If you are a victim of Domestic Violence or if you know anyone who is experiencing this type of violence, then please get help immediately. There is help out there, and there are people who are willing to listen and help you through it. Don’t wait until it’s too late, don’t let yourself become a victim! </li></ul>
  16. 17. Questions????