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  • National Child Abuse And Neglect Data System
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    Family violence is an issue that we as social workers will probably encounter during the course of our careers. While there are many forms of family violence, I view child abuse and neglect as the worst forms. Nothing bothers me more than knowing that somewhere, someone is abusing a completely helpless individual. I view it as our duty not only as social workers but also as humans to ensure that no child has to experience the pain and suffering involved with child abuse and neglect. This may see...
  • Protective Orders
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    Currently, protective orders are only provided during regular court hours to victims of domestic abuse. However, the occurrence of violence has no time frame - it does not only take place or transpire on a nine to five time clock. Therefore, I propose that legislation should be pushed forward which allows District commissioners the authority to put temporary restraining orders on people accused of domestic violence. It is important to note that victims may not receive full protection until the e...
  • Pastor And Some Of The Followers
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    In his novel, "1984", George Orwell warns us against three things. He stated that people are only out for personal gain, and will use any means to reach their goals. He also warned against these types of people who are already in power. And lastly, he warns us against the lost of privacy through constant surveillance, and how we actually allow this to happen. If we all have the traits to become evil, why does it become a reality only in some? Before this question can be answered, we must first a...
  • Victim Of Abuse Your Feelings
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    The Anatomy of Abuse While this paper cannot be a definitive guide to the nature of the abuser, the victims relationship with the abuser and societies part in encouraging gender bias, I hope it will add to the pool of knowledge. It is my hope that, at least in a small way, this paper will be an aid towards helping us all understand the nature of domestic abuse and those who perpetrate or encourage it. George Rolph. London 2004. The abusers -- Actors in disguise. First and foremost abusers are ac...
  • Batterer Abuses The Children
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    Domestic violence is a terrible problem that we all must face, not only the people who are victims. We need to stop this before the problem develops into anything bigger than it already is. The battered woman, it has been said, lives in a world of terror and her home is her prison (Berger, 1990, pg. 35). For many hundreds of years people weren't worried about domestic violence. In fact, a popular family journal, the Journal of Marriage and Family, did not include a single article on domestic fro...
  • Priest Guilty Of Past Abuse
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    Bishops Acknowledge Role in Crisis DALLAS (AP) - America's Roman Catholic bishops opened their historic meeting on clerical sex abuse Thursday by bluntly acknowledging that their mistakes helped cause the crisis, then yielding the floor to victims who described how pain permeated their lives. Photos AP Photo Slideshows AP Photo Catholic Church Abuse Controversy Audio / Video Victims Demand Zero Tolerance, More Accountability for Church Leaders (WFAA, Dallas) Bishops Open Priest Sex Abuse Talks (...
  • Result From The Sexual Abuse Bone
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    One of the most complex and elaborate characters in Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison is Bone. Throughout the story Bone has to live a life where she thinks that she is the leading mystery of the trouble being caused. She has numerous unhappy situations and is in no way self-satisfied with herself. She doesn't appreciate who she is physically. She constantly thinks she is the most homely and dull person who causes the most inconvenience in the family. This sense of selflessness is mainl...
  • Treatment For Injury Victims Of Spousal Abuse
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    INTRODUCTION Spousal Abuse is a rising issue today in the United States. Spousal Abuse affects individuals of all social classes and gender and both males and females are victims of spousal abuse. Abuse of men is not a topic commonly known or discussed in our society as easily as abuse of females for various reasons. However it is a topic that needs to be examined so men who are being abused know they are not alone and society treats it as problem and not over look it. Bedsides the individuals d...
  • Classical Theory Of Battered Women's Syndrome
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    Battered Women's Syndrome: A Survey of Contemporary Theories Domestic Violence November 16, 1996 In 1991, Governor William Weld modified parole regulations and permitted women to seek commutation if they could present evidence indicating they suffered from battered women's syndrome. A short while later, the Governor, citing spousal abuse as his impetus, released seven women convicted of killing their husbands, and the Great and General Court of Massachusetts enacted Mass. Gen. L. ch. 233 23 E (1...
  • Spousal Abuse And Domestic Violence
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    Spousal Abuse Abuse means to deceive, to vilify, or violate one's space. Spousal abuse means to abuse one's partner. Whichever phrase is used to define it, domestic violence means one thing: a violent act against another. Although many actions are being taken to resolve this problem, to the surprise of many, there still exist a large number of reported cases of domestic violence. The statistics on spousal abuse are staggering. According to Sandra Arbetter, every fifteen seconds a woman in this c...
  • Older Sexual Abuse Victims
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    Older Women Hidden Sexual Abuse Victims Although other forms of violence within the family have received increasing attention from professionals and the media over recent years, including the physical abuse and neglect of children, child sexual abuse, and domestic violence, elder abuse remains relatively hidden. This is especially true of sexual abuse of older persons. While there are some references to stranger rapes of older women, the topic of elder sexual abuse within the family is rarely ad...
  • Child Victims Of Family Violence
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    In his book Wounded Innocents, writer Richard Wexler recounts the testimony of eight-year-old Mary Ellen Wilson in the first U.S. court case concerning child abuse. The year was 1874: Mama has been in the habit of whipping and beating me almost every day. She used to whip me with a twisted whip, a raw hide. The whip always left a black and blue mark on my body. I have now the black and blue marks on my head which were made by mama, and also a cut on the left side of my forehead which was made by...
  • Victim Of Abuse
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    Domestic Violence What is battering? Why do men batter? Why do women stay? These are all questions that I will answer. I will also offer insight into the minds of victims that may help give a better understanding to the devastating cycle that hides behind the doors of many homes today that is better known as Domestic Violence. What is battering? Battering is a pattern of behavior that is used to establish power and control over another person. This control can be obtained through many different ...
  • Sexual Abuse
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    VIOLENCE What is domestic violence? In this paper I will be telling you many different forms of domestic violence. I will include the physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal abuse, spiritual abuse, economic abuse, social abuse, and emotional abuse. I will also describe the 'cycle', teen dating violence, and why women stay with an abusive partner. Physical abuse takes many forms including hitting, punching, pulling hair, slapping, grabbing, biting, kicking, breaking bones, bruising, burning, twistin...
  • Abusive Parent
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    unsubstantiated cases. The National Crime Survey shows that in "1987 children in the twelve to fifteen age group suffered a rate of victimization, exceeded only by that of people aged sixteen to twenty-four" (Whitcomb 431). Another form of child abuse is incest. Incest can be described as sexual acts between two people who are so closely related that the law forbids them to marry. In a great majority of incest cases, the victim is a female. Her assailant is usually a male adult, uncle, cousin, o...
  • Child Abuse Victims
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    A child is just a kid. They are unable to think for themselves or even stop wrongdoing. Parents who take out anger on their kids not only place them in a dangerous position physically, but they harm them emotionally and mentally as well. Child abuse can be described as many different things. One of the more common forms of abuse is neglect. As stated by James W. Vander, in the book Human Development, "neglect is defined as the absence of adequate social, emotional, or physical care". (Vander, 19...
  • Silent Victims Of Domestic Abuse
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    Battery: Is It Safer To Leave or Stay Over twenty percent of all battered women kill their partners. Making the decision to leave any abusive relationship is a process where many factors have to be considered. Domestic abuse affects people of all cultures, religions, ages, sexual orientations, educational background, and income levels. Victims are frequently blamed for being victims. Domestic violence continues because of isolation, silence, and the failure to seek help. In a lot of situations, ...
  • Abuse And Neglect Of Older Adults
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    The most common definition of elder abuse is as follows: elder abuse is any harm done to an older person that is violent or abusive. Elder abuse is often a crime. The abuse can be caused by a family member, a friend, staff in a group residential setting such as rest and retirement home, and in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, homes for the aged, public or chronic care hospitals, or anyone the older person relies on for basic needs. Abuse often involves intent; neglect related to ...
  • Victim Of Domestic Abuse
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    "It's a dark, stormy night. In the house next door, a woman screams and there is the loud crash of a chair smashing against the floor". As much as this sounds like a horror movie, it is non-fiction; these are the sounds of domestic violence, and this sort of thing takes place everyday. Between eight and twelve million women are abused each year in the United States (Evan Stark). Victims of domestic violence have trouble leaving abusers but when they do, there are many programs available to help ...
  • Abuse Counseling 5 Substance Abuse Disorders
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    Abuse Counseling 2 Abstract The consequences of substance abuse, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, and food abuse in the United States are enormously costly (Greeno, 1996). Although the costs can probably be evaluated in dollars, they are more readily understood in human terms: family discord, neglect of children, personal misery, financial straits, medical problems, HIV infection, legal problems, incarceration, job loss, the list goes on. Combating and reducing the source of these problems has prov...

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