The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Children Essay

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Domestic violence is has always been a prevalent part of society, but has increased over the years at an alarming rate. A study by the American Medical Association has found that between 8 and 12 million women alone in the United States are at risk of being abused by their current or former partners, either physically, mentally or sexually, causing a residual affect onto their families (4). Battered men exist as well, but are often ignored and treated as skepticism because of the tropes applied to men because women are seen as being naturally weaker than them due to sex roles. The children of these battered families, whether witnesses of the abuse or unwilling victims, seemingly suffer the worst fate as they struggle to prosper in an environment that traumatizes them and more often than not will affect the way they handle social situations without outside help. The spectrum of battered people is larger than is originally expected, because women are not the only victims. However, we can use their cases in order to identify the parallels between battered men and children in order to see the harmful effects of domestic abuse. Identifying what a battered woman is first will allow discussion for what other battered people might be as well. The term battered woman syndrome is typically used to refer to women’s experiences that result from being battered. It has evolved from a term used to describe a broad range the victim’s (e.g., learned helplessness) and abuser’s (e.g., cycle…

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