Card Set Information
The wrongful use or maltreatment of another person
of a Violent Family
social isolation- private family business.
power and control by perpetrator of the familys social
economic, and physical affairs...disobedience escalates violence
Drug and/or alcohol abuse- affecting both victim and perpetrator
Dysfunctional with enmeshment, unclear boundaries, and poor coping
Intergenerational transmission process
The intergenerational transmission process shows that patterns of violence are passed from one generation to the next- via role modeling an social learning.
1/3rd of abusive men came from abusive homes.
If a women grew up in an abusive home- they are 50% more likely to expect this as normal.
The abuse of a person in the context of an intimate relationship
abuse or emotional abuse
name calling, belittling, screaming, yelling, destroying property, ignoring them, or
refusing to speak to them, and making threats
hitting choking, shoving, pushing---may be severe enough to cause death.
One in three women in the
United States have been victims at some time in their lives
us many as 5.3 million women
are affected yearly
90-95 % of victims are
Accounts for 3 out of 10
murders of women
Eight percent of U.S.
homicides are due to spouses murdering each other
uBattered immigrant women
uPregnancy and postpartum worsens the abuse with 15-25% (324,000
yearly) incidence and pregnant teens reporting 37% incidence
Same sex violence occurs
less frequently and is less likely to be reported due to stigma, discovery by
family and peers, and sodomy laws. Affects up to 550,000 per year
of an Abusive Husband
Considers wife as his property
Sense of inadequacy
Poor problem solving
Jealous and possessive
Bullies the entire family
Uses violence as a way to boost esteem
He is often a “failure” in other areas
of an Abused Wife
dependency—personal, social, economic
“Unable to function” without husband
Low self esteem
“Make it work” regardless
Fearful of being killed (statistics show women leaving or that
have left often murdered)
dependency is the most common trait found
Cycle of Violence
Period of remorse or
contrition—the “honeymoon period”.
Cycle shortens, especially
the period of remorse, violence and injuries escalate.
nurturing, compliant, and wants to “stay out of his way”