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Domestic Violence Social Problem


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Domestic Violence Social Problem

  1. 1. JBTE/SS 201 : Introduction to Social Studies Education Presentation of Socio Drama On Domestic Violence
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  3. 3. We define domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. (USDOJ) What is Domestic Violence?
  4. 4. Physical Sexual Emotional Economic Psychological actions or threats of actions Intimidate Manipulate Humiliate Isolate Frighten Terrorize Coerce Threaten Blame Hurt Injure Wound What is Domestic Violence?
  5. 5. o Can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. o Affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. o Occurs in both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships and can happen to intimate partners who are married, living together, or dating. What is Domestic Violence?
  6. 6. • Affects those who are abused, • Affects family members, • Affects friends, • Affects co-workers, • Affects other witnesses, and the community at large. • Affects Children, who grow up witnessing domestic violence, increasing their risk of becoming society's next generation of victims and abusers. Whom Does This Problem Affect ?
  7. 7. During a visit to Barbados in April 2012, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights stated that although domestic violence and sexual harassment occur throughout the world, they are "particularly serious problems" in Barbados and other Caribbean countries (UN 5 Apr. 2012) 27 % of Barbadians were aware of at least one separate incident of domestic violence Of those 2,769 cases, 86 % were cases of violence perpetrated by men against women, 4 % were by women against men, another 4 % were adults against children, while the remainder were other types of violence Research
  8. 8. 21 % of homicides in Barbados during 2000 – 2007 were a result of domestic violence against women 10 violent murders of women by men reportedly occurred in the first 10 months of 2010 The economic situation, alcohol abuse, past abuse in childhood, and the "patriarchal nature of Barbadian society" were factors contributing to domestic violence (CADRES [2009], 16, 27) Cases of domestic violence were reported to the police in 35 percent of cases, not reported in 54 percent, and it was unknown in 10 percent of cases Research
  9. 9. • the Business and Professional Women’s Club (BPW Barbados) There is some where to go for help. Call 246-435-8222. • The Save Foundation ( Services Alliance for Violent Encounters ) SAVE operates a 24-hour telephone hotline:43-ABUSE ,Email us at • Bureau of Gender Affairs 310-2103 Agencies that can help
  10. 10. Narrator Jessica Kerwin Counselor Francine Characters Chosen
  11. 11. Drama is a useful tool that can be integrated into academic classrooms as an effective approach for engaging students in active participation in their learning while helping them make connections between historical and contemporary world issues. - Morris (2001) Drama improves the cognitive ability to remember, therefore, by acting in a story or history’s dramatization, children retain and understand more of the story’s concepts and content. (George. 2000) Why Drama ?
  12. 12. • Drama improves personal self-confidence for teachers and students. Drama improves social skills between peers and creates communication with teachers and students. Drama can improve physical and emotional abilities through expression and movement. (George, 2000; Kovacs, 2009) • Drama encourages children to question material, create images, determine the importance of details found in the texts, and encourages further inference and synthesis of reading. (Rosler. 2008) Why Drama ?