Essay on Domestic Violence And Its Effects On Children

1036 Words Aug 20th, 2016 5 Pages
According to national statistics “three out of ten women and one out of ten men” will be implicated in domestic violence in their lifetime (Wilson, Fauci, & Goodman, 2015, p. 586). Given this statistic the likelihood of being involved or knowing a person who is going through or has gone through domestic violence is distressing. Domestic violence is “a pattern of abuse behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner” (SAMHSA, 2016). Unfortunately, many children across the United States are growing in homes with domestic violence and can be victims themselves. Domestic violence can be fatal in some cases and in others domestic violence traumatizes those who witness or were victimized. This essay will identify the types of domestic violence, signs or indicators that abuse is occurring, the psychological effects of domestic violence trauma, treatment approaches, and resources. The first thought many people think of when they hear domestic violence is that of a battered person. While this is representative of one of different domestic types of violence a person can experience, there are others that many are not aware of. These include sexual violence and psychological domestic violence. Sexual violence refers to when the victim is forced to perform sexual acts that are against the person’s will. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) reports that “victims who are both physically and…

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