Essay about Family Violence And Domestic Violence

784 Words Dec 7th, 2015 4 Pages
We have spent the past seven weeks discussing many issues the 21st century family faces, to include changing familial roles, divorce/remarriage, and child socialization. One incredibly important issue that many families face is that of domestic violence. With 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experiencing some form of physical violence (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control as cited in National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, n.d.), in addition to 1 in 9 children exposed to physical and/or psychological violence within their family (Hamby, Finkelhor, Turner & Ormrod, 2011), statistics prove that domestic violence impacts a much larger proportion of our society than what we may think. According to, “… family violence is not at all uncommon, possibly because of the very fact that families spend so much time together and have so many emotional ties (and therefore potential emotional stressors). But for these same reasons, and because our family impacts our potential as human beings so fundamentally, family violence may be the most harmful form of violence humans can encounter” (2010).
Aside from the physical damage domestic violence can exact, the emotional and psychological affects are staggering. The list of psychological consequences of domestic violence, for both men and women, includes anxiety, depression, antisocial behavior, emotional detachment, sleep disturbances and PTSD (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). Women who are…

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