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29 Cards in this Set

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What % have said they have been physically
assaulted by a current or former spouse, cohabiting partner, or
date at least once in their lifetime.
20% of women and 3% of men
What % of attacks by intimate partners are against women?
85% of attacks by intimate partners are against
What are some characteristics of a typical abuser?
tend to be young, poor, unemployed, and divorced or
separated, may use alcohol and other drugs, and may have
seen a father use violence to resolve a conflict.
Are women or men more likely to be killed by an intimate partner?
Women are almost twice as likely as men to be murdered by
an intimate partner.
In what social class does domestic violence occur?
All social classes
In what kind of income family is violence most common?
______-class violence is less likely to be noticed or reported.
When women have greater economic resources than their husbands..
the likelihood of violence against women is increased
This term describes a woman who has experienced many years of physical abuse and who feels incapable of leaving.
Battered-woman syndrome
What is phase one of the cycle theory of battering incidents?
The Tension-Building Phase
"minor" battering incidents occur and conflict builds
What is phase two of the cycle theory of battering incidents?
The Acute Battering Incident
an explosive beating or otherwise abusive incident
What is phase three of the cycle theory of battering incidents?
sometimes called the "honeymoon phase" as the batterer often promises never to be abusive again
4 reasons why a woman would stay in an abusive relationship?
-learned helplessness
-negative self-concept and low self-esteem
-belief that the abuser will change
-economic hardship and homelessness
-need for child support
-sense of shame or guilt
-blaming themselves
-fear of the husband
-the home becomes a prison
What qualifies as Child Maltreatment?
-physical abuse
-sexual abuse
-emotional abuse
What is the most common form of child maltreatment?
Rates of child maltreatment are lowest for ________ and highest for _________.
asians, black people
What % of child abuse is by parents?
What % of child abuse is by women?
What % are women's intimate partners (not the father)?
What is the leading cause of death among infants?
Since 1970, rates of child abuse fatalities have _______.
Most mothers who kill their children are ________________________.
unmarried teens, Latinas or black women, high school dropouts, with 1 or more children.
Mothers are more likely to kill _______ while fathers are more likely to kill ________.
infants, children aged 8 or older
Sexual abuse makes up ___ of child maltreatment cases.
Nearly 3/4 of the abusers are family members, friends, or
neighbors. Of those, most are _________________.
male and family members.
Approximately 21% of runaways do so because.....
they're trying to escape sexual abuse
Why are the baby boomers called the sandwich generation?
they care for both their aging parents and their own children
Four behaviors that are considered elder abuse?
-physical abuse
-financial exploitation
-psychological abuse
-deprivation of basic necessities
-isolation from friends and family
-not administering needed medications
-cultural variations
Family members and acquaintances mistreat an estimated ______ Americans age 65 and older.
1 to 2 million