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19 Cards in this Set

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what is considered domestic violence?
pattern of intentional coercive behaviors
what are examples of domestic violence?
-repeated battering
-psychological abuse
-sexual assault
-progessive social isolation
what are social misconceptions about domestic violence?
-doesn't occur in "normal" relationships
-this is a private matter
-survivors or victims are responsible for the abuse
what are some statistics about domestic violence
Women are hit an average of 35 times before they notify police. In addition, women will leave and return to their abuser 5-6 times before leaving for good (Sleutel, 1998; Stancliff, 1997; Russell, 1995)
Men are also survivors and victims but less reported
Women are more often seen in tx
what are 8 barriers of domestic violence?
Faith (religious/culture)
Feelings for the abuser (love)
Fatigue (worn out from years of abuse)
Fantasy (believe things will get better)
what are the cycles of violence?
tension phase
explosion phase
honeymoon phase
what are the effects of domestic violence on children?
hidden victims handout
pattern of role modeling that can be generational
damaged problem solving skills demonstrated
why do survivors not report the abuse to health care professionals?
Fear of retribution
Shame and humiliation
Protecting the batterer in a dysfunctional home
Does not believe anyone can help
why are ots not always effective in dealing with domestic violence?
-lack of education
-bias or prejudiced attitudes and misconceptions
-confusion about role
-difficulty intervening with cultural rules
what should all practitioners be aware of?
local crisis numbers or hotlines if domestic violence is suspected
initial assessment and intervention
-safety is the primary goal
-interview wihtout partner or spouse
-determine immediate need
-know your legal responsibilities to report and help
-community resources
what should you say when you see indicators of abuse?
-how to frame questions
-open ended questions
-indirect and direct questions
-inappropriate questions
what should you do when a survivor confides in you while in tx?
-plan for safety
what should you document?
-take a history to determine if a pattern of behavior exists
-get as complete a description of events as possible
-record evidence or observations such as torn clothing, cuts, scrapes, ect.
-informed consent for pics
-alleged abuse (must have proof or use word alleged)
suspected abuse (if client denies abuse but ovious physical signs are present, use the word "suspected" and specify rationale
what is alleged abuse
if client states he/she has been abused, you must have proof or use the word "alleged"
what is suspected abuse?
if client denies abuse but obvious physical signs are present, used the word "suspected" and specify rationale
community based treatment
groups are often the best source of support for women in shelters
-advocacy and empowerment
what is the best source of community support for women in shelters?
what are common types of groups?
-self image exploration and self esteem building
-assertiveness/communication skills
-self expression esp. grief and loss
-social skills
-stress/anger management
-vocational skills
-humor and coping skills
-effective parenting skills