966 words - 4 pagesViolenceagainstchildren is a phenomenon happening worldwide, in forms of physical, psychological violence. Children are deprived of care, basic social services, health care and education, child abuse, neglect, exploitation, forced to beg, trafficked. Children are still one of the social groups at risk, facing many problems that remain unresolved. Although the consequences may vary according to the type and severity of the violence, the short and long-term consequences for children are very often serious and destructive and are costly. The laws that protect children’s rights are often not effective.
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1672 words - 7 pagesSexual violenceagainstchildren and adolescents is a major global health problem. According to data gathered by Save the Children and the agency’s experience in conflict-affected areas 80% of children living in areas of conflict or disaster are affected by sexual abuse, which is estimated to be over 30 million children. Additionally, likely perpetrators are from government armed forces and non-state armed forces and civilians (Save the Children Fund, 2013). Studies from Sierra Leone, Liberia, Haiti, Cote d’Ivoire Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Columbia and the Central Africa Republic estimate that between 52% and 70% of sexual violence cases involved mostly girls 18 years and youngerVIEW DOCUMENT
2629 words - 11 pagesOne of the most complicated issues facing health care professionals and governmental agencies today is that of domestic violence. Domestic violence encompasses any violence that is inflicted upon one family member by another family member. Thus, domestic violence can be described as spouse abuse, child abuse, sibling abuse, or elder abuse. Most authorities suggest that domestic violence is typically expressed in violenceagainst women and children. Such acts of violence can involve health care professionals in the treatment of physical injuries, the psychological impact upon the victim, or the aggressive behavior of the abuser. Often governmental agencies are called upon to investigate suchVIEW DOCUMENT
1980 words - 8 pages could also be corrupting or exploiting a child. This would be getting them to do something against the law, such as stealing, training the child to only meet the needs of the abuser, or using the child as a way to obtain money. No matter what type of abuse a child experiences, it changes who they are and how they see the world, and in many cases will affect how they live the rest of their life.
Each form of child abuse has different signs; some of the signs make some types of abuse more obvious than others. Physical abuse is the most obvious type of abuse, because it leaves behind physical injuries. Children that are physically abused will have unexplained injuries such as welts, bruises andVIEW DOCUMENT
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600 words - 2 pages child who once acted up in school because of such exposure grows out of it, resulting in short term effects. When the acts of violence or exposure to becomes more critical; such as physical abuse within the home between both spouses children may suffer from long term effects. A 20 year study conducted but Ehrensaft et al concludes, “Children who were exposed to violence between their parents subsequently were more likely to perpetrate violenceagainst an adult partner and to be treated violently by an adult partner then were children who were not exposed to violence; children who were physically abused had an increased rate of injuring a partner” (Margolin and Gordis 153). Over 90% of childrenVIEW DOCUMENT
1079 words - 4 pages domestic violence has tremendous affects on children.
When Alhabib, Nur, and Jones (2009) studied domestic violenceagainst women their results concluded that domestic violenceagainst women is an epidemic in many societies. It also suggests that there is no racial, ethnic, or socio-economic group excluded from this violence. So who are the victims of domestic violence? A study conducted by Moylan, Herrenkohl, Sousa, Tajima, Herrenkohl, and Russo (2009), found that there are an estimated 3.3 to 10 million children exposed to domestic violence in the home yearly. Their research indicates that many children witness domestic violence and have also experienced child abuse firsthand. In anotherVIEW DOCUMENT
1103 words - 4 pagesviolence. They observe violent acts against others, but are not called upon to do anything other than watch. To the impressionable mind of a child it is difficult to differentiate between what is observed on the television and what occurs in the real world. When witnessing violenceagainst another person, their first instinct will be to watch, not act..Of course, this is not the only negative effect viewing televised violence has on children. Children who watch violent programs on television tend to have a greater fear of the world around them than children who watch significantly less television. Why is this the case? Children often have difficulty understanding that what they see onVIEW DOCUMENT
1375 words - 6 pages occurs in all ages, racial and ethnic groups, socio - economic, sexual orientation, and religious groups in America. Domestic abuse creates social, economical, and health concerns for the victims and others that are impacted by the abuse.
When Alhabib, Nur, and Jones (2009) studied domestic violenceagainst women their results concluded that domestic violenceagainst women is an epidemic in many societies. It also suggest that there is no racial, ethnic, or socio-economic group excluded from this violence. So who are the victims of domestic violence? According to (Moylan, Herrenkohl, Sousa, Tajima, Herrenkohl, and Russo 2009) found that there is estimated 3.3 million to 10 million childrenVIEW DOCUMENT
552 words - 2 pages victim, but the children are even more innocent victims.Many women feel that there is no one to help them escape domestic violence. This assumption is extremely wrong. There are many organizations designed especially to help abused women. A group called ViolenceAgainst Women gives out grants that are used to create specialized police and prosecution units to deal with domestic violence (Campbell 95). In addition to ViolenceAgainst Women grants, the government issued grants to forty-nine of the fifty states of $426,000 to train police officers to develop more effective strategiesVIEW DOCUMENT
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the effects these violent stories are having on the children who watch them.
One of the first negative effects researchers discovered while
observing children who were frequently exposed to violence on television was a
lack of empathy towards other people’s pain and suffering. It was discovered that
children who watched excessive amounts of violent programming were less likely
to help victims of real-life violence ( Kinnear 6 ). Why does viewing violence on
television have this effect on children? Children viewing acts of violence on
television are essentially being trained to be spectators to violence. They observe
violent acts against others, but are not called upon to do anythingVIEW DOCUMENT
2101 words - 8 pagesDomestic violence is comprised of willful intimidation, assault, battery, sexual assault or other abusive behavior committed by an intimate partner against another. According to The National Center for Victims of Crime (2011), aggressors of domestic violence persistently disparage, degrade or humiliate their partners. Unfortunately, domestic violence victims are known to habitually blame their own actions, rather than the violent behavior of the abuser. Conversely, violence perpetrated by abusers is repetitively self-driven and depends little on the victims' behavior. The use of psychological, emotional, and physical abuse fused together with episodes of "respite, love, and happiness areVIEW DOCUMENT
2334 words - 9 pagesThe United States office on violenceagainst women defines domestic violence as, "a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control" (United States Department of Justice [USDOJ], n.d., ¶ 1). The violence includes threats, intimidation, physical, emotional, or psychological actions used to persuade the partner (USDOJ). At one point in history chastising and battering one's wife was socially acceptable. With the women's movement views changed and abuse became illegal. Laws now include violenceagainst women, children and elderly. PresidentVIEW DOCUMENT
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According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, Violence is the exertion of physical force so as to injure or abuse. Violence is often a behavioral response that children are taught to use in order to achieve their goals. On the other hand, violence can become a routine and automatic way of coping with stressful situations for some children (Youth Violence and Suicide Prevention Team 1999). You violence is an old problem that is frequently an issue over which there is much debate. Unfortunately, the increasing violence amongst children both at school and at home has once again made the issue of youth violence a major concern in our society.
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even more innocent victims.
Many women feel that there is no one to help them escape domestic
violence. This assumption is extremely wrong. There are many organizations
designed especially to help abused women. A group called ViolenceAgainst
Women gives out grants that are used to create specialized police and
prosecution units to deal with domestic violence (Campbell 95). In addition to
ViolenceAgainst Women grants, the government issued grants to forty-nine of the
fifty states of $426,000 to train police officers to develop more effective
strategies to prevent violent crimes against women (Campbell 95). It is up to
the abused women toVIEW DOCUMENT
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As many people experience domestic violence that scars them tremendously, there are many organizations around to help. One organization that helps these women, men, and children who experience violence is Futures Without Violence. This organization is designed to strengthen communities by having them participate in protecting women who experience domestic violence. An example of what this program has worked on is the International ViolenceAgainst Women Act (IVAWA). This act proposed that legislation focus on violenceagainst women, and stood to draw more attention to the subject. (Our Work).
The second reason why domestic violence is absurd is because it mentally damages theVIEW DOCUMENT
1144 words - 5 pagesTelevision Violence and Its Effects on ChildrenOften thought of as one of the most fascinating inventions of the Twentieth Century, television has undoubtedly become a major part of our lives, providing us with entertainment and information. However, much of what is on the television today involves violence. Why? Because viewers want to see action and excitement, which usually involves something being blown up, or someone being shot. The only problem is that many of these viewers are children. They watch so much violent television throughout their lives, one must wonder if it has anyVIEW DOCUMENT
973 words - 4 pages children's daily lives in addition to having direct effects. “Social support is a key buffer against the negative effects of violence. Because parents are key sources of social support, the disrupted parenting associated with family violence may exacerbate negative effects of exposure to violence. More generally, children exposed to violence may be sensitized to hostile interactions and may have difficulty negotiating peer conflicts”. These interpersonal difficulties can rob children of social support- since they have issues with trust and increase their risk for associating with mischievous peers (Margolin & Gordis 2004, 154). In a study conducted by C. McGee, it was reported that manyVIEW DOCUMENT
1216 words - 5 pages of wages, increased absenteeism from work, reduce of productivity, inability to participate and get involve in daily activities to car of themselves and their children; as a consequence, it can affect personal economic, companies, and the government economy.
In conclusion, violenceagainst women is considered a global health problem that affects three main sector women health and wellness, social functioning, and economic situation. The first effect of violenceagainst women leads to physical aggression such as injury and alcohol abuse; mental and psychological issues like depression, anxiety, and low self esteem; and sexual transmitted infections. The second effect of violence is in theVIEW DOCUMENT
1147 words - 5 pages Did you know that every 9 seconds a women is being beaten or assaulted? It is known that around the world, at least one and every three women has been beaten into having sex or some rudely thing in her entire lifetime. There are many cases where the abuser is a family member. Domestic violence is that the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sex crime, and different abusive behavior perpetrated by an intimate partner against another. It is a virulent disease touching people in each community, notwithstanding age, economic standing, race, religion, status or academic background. Violenceagainst girls is usually amid showing emotion abusive and dominant behavior, and so is aVIEW DOCUMENT
1299 words - 5 pagesPrevalence
Each year approximately 4.8 million acts of physical or sexual aggression are perpetrated against women while 2.9 million physically aggressive acts are perpetrated against men within the United States (Edleson, Ellerton, Seagren, Kirchberg, Schmidt & Ambrose, 2007). Many of these incidents take place in the presences of children, which make these figures even more disturbing (Evans, Davies & DiLillo, 2008). Research indicates that 40.2% of United States battered women responding in national surveys state that their children have witnessed one or more abusive events (Edleson et al., 2007). Overall 66% of research samples regarding childhood exposure to domestic violenceVIEW DOCUMENT
1393 words - 6 pages the children that observed the normal interactions with doll did not act aggressively. With these results, Bandura argued that children imitated behavior they witness, and that if they observed violent behavior in the media, they were likely to copy this behavior and act violently themselves (Bandura 575).
Many experiments followed Bandura’s footsteps, attempting to prove that there was a link between media violence and violence among the youth. These studies are still being conducted today, as there has yet to be a scientific consensus on the issue. However, despite there being evidence toward the contrary, many organizations have stated their position on the issue: they are against mediaVIEW DOCUMENT
1021 words - 4 pages viewing violence in both adults and children. This report gave evidence of the media’s ability to socialize the viewers to the norms and values of the culture. Previously the ability of television to do so had been disputed that the media was seen only as a re-enforcer and not a creator.
Research performed by Albert Bandura concluded there were strong short-term effects of exposure to violence in the media that affects children. In his studies, children watched models perform aggressive acts against a doll. These acts of aggression were presented under three circumstances: 1. the children saw the model rewarded for aggressive behavior, 2. the children saw theVIEW DOCUMENT
1069 words - 4 pages being the victim of harsh corporal punishment may greatly increase the chances that a child will grow up to use violence in a dating relationship (Simons 468).There is a substantial body of evidence suggesting that violence in the family is a risk factor for the perpetration of partner abuse. Men who witnessed interparental violence were three times more likely to hit their wives than men who did not (Ronfeldt 72). Men who witnessed their fathers hitting their mothers were more likely to approve of violenceagainst women and to abuse their own partner. Those growing up in a violent home were more likely to move from verbal to physical aggression. Witnessing paternal marital violenceVIEW DOCUMENT
2019 words - 8 pagesTelevision is a central part of American lives. In some cases television is a person=s number one activity. Violence has become a major part of our daily television. Whether it is on the news or in a movie, even on in commercials, violence is present on the majority of the various channels. All the violence on television is absorbed by the viewer. Violence on television has a negative effect on children viewers.Television was first recognized in 1939 at the World=s Fair. Some did not know what to think about television and there were others who believed it was a great invention. Social critic E.B. White, states, AWe shall stand or fall by television, of that I am sure.@(Murray) InVIEW DOCUMENT
1690 words - 7 pages;right" and "wrong" behavior. This will help develop a sense of morality within the child which will allow him or her to make more informed decisions. The hue and cry about reducing the amount of violence on TV has had little affect on programmers or producers. The best defense parents can mount against the cumulative affects of television violence is to clearly explain to their children what is acceptable behavior. If parents explain their expectations to their children, they will be better able to formulate their own opinion regarding violence within a strong moral framework rather than within a blurred and confused sense of television reality which glorifies violence and makes is seen acceptable.
1722 words - 7 pages different patterns and levels of violence. "Fifty-seven percent of children under twelve who are murdered are killed by a parent; each year, an estimated three point three million children are exposed to violence by a family members against their mothers or female caretakers[...]"(Facts about Family Violence 1).Many people tend to forget that viewing violence early in life may cause a child to think the violence they are seeing is a normal thing, so as the child grows up he or she is going to continue the vicious cycle of violence. Family violence is one cause of teen violence, and media violence is alsoVIEW DOCUMENT
864 words - 3 pages foundation of children's daily lives in addition to having direct effects. “Social support is a key buffer against the negative effects of violence. Because parents are key sources of social support, the disrupted parenting associated with family violence may exacerbate negative effects of exposure to violence. More generally, children exposed to violence may be sensitized to hostile interactions and may have difficulty negotiating peer conflicts. These interpersonal difficulties can rob children of social support and increase their risk for associating with deviant peers” (Margolin & Gordis 2004, 154). In a study conducted by C. McGee, it was reported that many children found it difficult toVIEW DOCUMENT
1188 words - 5 pages to sixty percent of domestic violence perpetrators also abuse children in the home (NCADV). One out of every three abused children becomes an adult abuser or victim (clarkprosecutor). Children don’t want to see their parents get hurt. Parents are their source of love and care, the ones who look after them. One in ten calls made to alert police of domestic violence is placed by a child in the home. In 2003, a study found that “children are more likely to intervene when they witness severe violenceagainst a parent, which can place a child at great risk for injury or death (safehorizon).” When a child is involved in the abuse, the problem becomes increasingly a larger and moreVIEW DOCUMENT
1462 words - 6 pages read about violence in the newspapers. Even if all those sources of violence were somehow hidden from view, they would learn of violence in Hamlet, Macbeth, and even in the Bible. Thus, the notion of preventing children from being exposed to violent models is impractical. We might also want our children to learn some aggressive skills so that they can defend themselves against bullies and rapists.What, then, should be done? First of all, consider whether we are overestimating the threat. Although media violence contributes to aggressive behavior, it does not automatically trigger aggressive behavior. Many other factors, including the quality of the home environment, are involved. AVIEW DOCUMENT
1389 words - 6 pages"The cycle of violence must be broken before today's abused child becomes tomorrow's abuser." (The Attorney General's Task Force on Family Violence: 1984)Every year an estimated 3.3 million children are exposed to violenceagainst members of their family, or caretaker by other family members. In homes where this violence occurs, fear, instability, and confusion replace the love, comfort, and care that a child needs. These children live in constant fear of harm from the people that are supposed to care and protect them. The effects of these children from witnessing and being subjected to abuse isVIEW DOCUMENT
2086 words - 8 pages can be more difficult for her to be present and attentive in her children’s lives due to depression, anxiety, and lack of sleep (Centre for children and families in the justice system, 2009). Domestic violence has an impact on the ability for a family to function. The perpetrator may sow divisions between the members of the family by turning them against each other, or favoring one child over the others. There may also be role reversals in families who experience domestic violence; parentification of the children and infantilizing of the mother may occur. Parentification involves the children either adopting or being given a parental role in the family. Infantilizing means treating theVIEW DOCUMENT
1718 words - 7 pagesMany women in the world are faced with domestic violence. Some of these women do not have the strength to leave the man who is abusing them. Other women leave the home or relationship and will find themselves in poverty or even worse, homelessness. They aren’t always trapped in homelessness alone, sometimes they have either children or pets. If domestic violence is prevalent in a relationship a woman can either be trapped or it can lead to homelessness and in most cases being homeless is the better option and for many women who have been abused it can be hard for them to get back on their feet, especially if they have children.
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1053 words - 4 pagesThe Effects of Video Games on Children
Many people claim that violent video games are desensitizing children to violence, and making them more hostile and aggressive in social situations. Many video games nowadays have some sort of violence. These games can range from mild to extremely brutal. When children are exposed to these games, they very well could affect how children think. These games, when exposed to children, will, in fact, make them desensitized to violence, and even become violent themselves.
The largest group that plays video games is children. The majority of these games are violent, to a ranging extent. Most of these games are played on evenings or weekends, at their homesVIEW DOCUMENT
1953 words - 8 pages conducted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence found that 6,818 requests for housing from domestic violence victims were unmet (NNDEV, 2012, p. 3). Non-shelter services include: counseling, group support, court accompaniment, transportation, educational programs, and public benefit help (NNDEV, 2012, p. 7). While the focus of these organizations is to help women obtain resources and education, they also offer various counseling services to the children involved (Clevenger & Row-Sepowitz, 2009). Government programs such as The Family Violence Prevention Act, ViolenceAgainst Women Act, and the Victims of Crime Act provide funding, services and housing to the victims of domestic violenceVIEW DOCUMENT
990 words - 4 pages Media Controversy
With the nation's violence rate increasing over the past few years, one must ask, "why?" Harold Lasswell formulated the core of questions of content analysis: "Who says what, to whom, why, and to what extent and with what effect?" The issue of media content has become an increasingly popular, as well as controversial, topic. There have been many concerns from parents regarding exposure of their children to inappropriate themes in the media. An overall increase of violence and crime in America suggests that the children are being exposed to violence too early, allowing them to become comfortable in seeing and ultimately portraying violence. ProlongedVIEW DOCUMENT
1561 words - 6 pages Women Discretionary Grants. Along with these links are messages from the Attorney General and the President of the United States covering the topic of domestic violence.
The Tucson Center for Women and Children is a service provider for women and children that have been physically, emotionally, or mentally abused through domestic violence. The center works toward informing the community and prevention against domestic violence through counseling, treatment, and education. It has a web site that has links to a variety of other resources such as the U.S. Department of Justice ViolenceAgainst Women Office, Children’s Program and Angel Children’s Center and the Family Violence PreventionVIEW DOCUMENT
677 words - 3 pages focused on prevention. Our children need to be educated on what a healthy relationship looks like and they need to know what to do when a relationship is not healthy. We can no longer go on trying to fix the problem by addressing the issue once the damage has been done. Therefore, The ViolenceAgainst Women Act and its programs and services are just not enough to bring about real change in a society that glorifies violence in TV, in movies, in music, in books, and in magazines.
Women: Images and Realities a Multicultural Anthology, Understanding Intimate Partner Violence.
900 words - 4 pagesThis is our society - the American society - where freedom of press is guaranteed, where you are free to express your opinion - but we should regret that the liberty granted does not care for the hue and cry raised by social organization which go unheard, especially with respect to the violence shown on our television networks. On average, young children watch about 100,000 acts of violence before they are through with their schools.Several studies have been conducted by researchers, scientists and pediatricians to explore the relationship between VIEW DOCUMENT
1486 words - 6 pages people. Television however, can be considered the most influential. Ninety-eight percent of Americans have a television in their household. When it first came out it was considered a novelty, there were only a few channels and the signal was not very clear. Now it is available through air broadcast, cable, or satellite. Television has become part of everyday life. With the growing fixation and attraction to violence in the media, children in today’s society are becoming more violent and aggressive than ever before. However, to obtain a true understanding of this problem we must look at all aspect that cause violence, and not just put all of the blame on the media. Nevertheless, we shouldn’tVIEW DOCUMENT
2307 words - 9 pages victim. In some instances, the abuser may be female while the victim is male; domestic violence also occurs in gay and lesbian relationships. However, 95% of reported assaults on spouses or ex-spouses are committed by men against women (MTCAWA e-mail interview)'It is a terrible and recognizable fact that for many people, home is the leastsafe place' (Battered Dreams, 9). Domestic violence is real violence, often resulting in permanent injuries or death. Battering is a widespread societal problem with consequences reaching far beyond individual families. It is conduct that has devastating effects for individual victims, theirchildren and their communities. In addition to theseVIEW DOCUMENT
2072 words - 8 pages ways this horrific violent experience traumatizes any child, Sev’er (2011) has stated that a few amount of children prevail against the odds, although some will carry a burden into their adulthood due to the physical and emotional scars they were left with from their father’s violent rampages (108-109). There are instances where children in turn use their familial experience of violence as a way to resolve all conflicts and all situations they come in contact with (Kimmel and Holler, 2011, 361). They will also act in this manner because they believe this type of behaviour is acceptable and it is their perception of what a family is.
Behind Mothers’ Decision of Staying or Leaving
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2096 words - 8 pages. Web. 13 Dec. 2013.Sherman, Lawrence W. "Home." PsycNET. New York, NY, US: Free Press., 1992. Web. 11 Dec. 2013."What Is Domestic Violence." ICADV. Ndiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Feb.-Mar. 2013. Web. 09 Dec. 2013.American Medical Association. Facts About the Mental Health Effects of Violence. American Medical Association Web Site. November 1995American Psychological Association. Facts About Family Violence. American Psychological Association Web Site.American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Violence And The Family. Issues and Dilemmas in Family Violence: Executive Summary. American Psychological Association Web Site.Carter, L., Weithorn, L., and R. Behrman. Domestic Violence and Children: Analysis and Recommendations. The Future of Children: Domestic Violence and Children (1999) 9(3):1-20.VIEW DOCUMENT
1523 words - 6 pages own. One example of this is the holocaust, in which the Nazis attempted to exterminate the Jewish population in order for the Aryan race to prosper. The fact that men are more inclined to commit violent acts against one another more than towards women and children reinforces the argument that they act violently in order to ensure their genes will be passed on to future generations.
In the past few hundred years it seems that men have become less violent, supporting the argument that violence is unlearned. To become a more civilized species, humans have adapted to abstain from committing violent interpersonal crimes. It seems this trend is becoming undermined byVIEW DOCUMENT
1342 words - 5 pages demand for violence keeps the public entertained and the profits keep the economy up and running.Violence is forceful human destruction of property or injury to persons, usually intentional, and forceful verbal and emotional abuse that harms others. Violence comes in many forms, usually illegal, such as assault, property damage, homicide, and rape. Assault is the basic form of violenceagainst another human being, while property damage is violenceagainst someone's property. Homicide, a more serious form of violence, is the act of one human killing another human being. A main function of the law is to regulate violence through legal systems and government groups, allowing theVIEW DOCUMENT
2531 words - 10 pages those outside the country who regards it, in general, as a criminal country with no state control and a confusing conflict. In addition, the World Bank in 1997 identified violence as the country’s key development constraint .
Violence in Colombia has become part of every day life, sometimes reaching high levels of hostility. This phenomena has permeated all society levels, among decades of armed conflict and drug cartel wars. There are studies to suggest that the majority of Colombians perceive violence as a part of life. One factor is that the only generation that has known and lived in peace is the eldest one, yet children, youth, and the vast majority of adults have been born inVIEW DOCUMENT
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Unfortunately, violence is prevalent throughout the world, and Health Zone 1 located in Duval County in Florida is no exception to the sad rule. This paper has defined the tragedy of violence as a community-nursing problem by examining the risk factors, education and crisis intervention, and examining ways to implement and evaluate the effectiveness. School education represents one of the most powerful weapons in the fight againstviolence in Health Zone 1.
Violence prevention programs have offered excellent educational and outreach services to all elementary age children in Health Zone 1. Crisis intervention has been effective in reducing violenceVIEW DOCUMENT
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Many Americans feel that the viewing of violence in the media reinforces negative behavior in society, especially among children and young adults. "Three thousand studies have been done since 1955 on the link between television and violence; 2,980 of them found a correlation between the two. We hear little about that because we get most of our news from television" (Peterson). With this much research one must acknowledge that there is a problem in America involving sex and violence in the media. We cannot blame all societal problems on the media and its portrayal of these issues, but we can become educated, ourselves, in order to better facilitate the healthy lives of our childrenVIEW DOCUMENT
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· undermining the mother by encouraging negative opinions of her ability, appearance and so on.
· having familiar belongings of pets destroyed.
All of these behaviors can lead to developmental problems in children that can happen at any age. Violence soon becomes a learned behavior and can be reproduced in other aspects of their life, such as school, dating, and other interpersonal relationships. These changes can be life-long and affect many other people than just the abused person.
Both child abuse and violenceagainst women are extremely detrimental to the institution of marriage and family. It can tear family apart, beyond any repair, and destroy theVIEW DOCUMENT
1622 words - 6 pages abused their children. Slightly more than half of the female victims of intimate violence live in households with children under the age 12.The root or core cause of domestic violence stems from a pattern of learned abusive behavior that one person uses against another to achieve power or control. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, Special Report, Intimate Partner Violence and Age of Victim, "People who have been abused often end up abusing their own family and children." (Bureau of Justice Statistics, Special Report 1993-1999) Abuse can be violent behaviors such as slapping, punching andVIEW DOCUMENT