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Violence against children 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.
Child abuse takes a variety of forms and is influenced by a variety of factors, individual...
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One 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 violence against 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 such...
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Parents exist in the lives of their children to meet their physical, emotional, social, and various other needs. What happens when a parent or parents fail to meet these needs? When a parent fails to meet these needs, it is classified as child maltreatment, commonly known as child abuse. There are several forms of child abuse; the signs of each vary making some more obvious, the effects of each can damage the abused person for a lifetime, and discovery is made difficult for some forms because of common misconceptions in society.
Child abuse is the term applied to the abuse of anyone under the age of 18. Abuse is not just a bruise on the skin or a broken bone though, there are several forms...
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Recent research has shown that the relation rate between children and violence is increasing. In fact, the article Children and Violence states that as many as 10 million children per year may witness or be victims of violence in their home, schools, or communities across the United States. Childhood exposure to violence has a huge overwhelming impact on children’s development, affect emotional growth, cognitive development, physical health, and school performances. This increase in children’s exposure to violence suggests that more children are at risk than what was expected. Has the definition of violence changed or now the society does not consider the impact ferocity has on children?
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Television Violence's Effects on Children
Most people read statistics like “Before the average American child
leaves elementary school, he or she will have witnessed more than 8,000
murders on television” ( “Does T.V. Kill?” ), and worry about the negative effect
viewing violence on television will have on their children. Research into the
effects of childhood exposure to violent television programming shows that there
is cause for concern. Watching violence on television does have a negative effect
on the way children see the world and the way they behave towards others.
Researchers have discovered that repeated exposure to violence on television
causes children to become...
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Does Television Violence Have an Adverse Effect on Children? Most people read statistics like "Before the average American child leaves elementary school, he or she will have witnessed more than 8,000 murders on television" ( "Does T.V. Kill?" ), and worry about the negative effect viewing violence on television will have on their children. Research into the effects of childhood exposure to violent television programming shows that there is cause for concern. Watching violence on television does have a negative effect on the way children see the world and the way they behave towards others.Researchers have discovered that repeated exposure to violence on television causes children...
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Somewhere in America at this very moment, a woman is being abused. She will be left with bruises, cuts, broken bones, and scars. The scars that last forever are not physical; however, they are ones of mental anguish. Her abuser is not a stranger, rather her husband or boyfriend. In this country, domestic violence is almost as common as giving birth. There is, however, hope for these women; help is available.Domestic violence occurs way too often in American society. There are many reasons why people need to speak out against domestic violence. One reason is that statistics show that...
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Domestic 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 are...
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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.
According to a 2010 CDC fact...
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Somewhere in America at this very moment, a woman is being abused. She
will be left with bruises, cuts, broken bones, and scars. The scars that last
forever are not physical; however, they are ones of mental anguish. Her abuser
is not a stranger, rather her husband or boyfriend. In this country, domestic
violence is almost as common as giving birth. There is, however, hope for these
women; help is available.
Domestic violence occurs way too often in American society. There are
many reasons why people need to speak out against domestic violence. One reason
is that statistics show that most abusers will continue to abuse until they are
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The United States office on violence against 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 violence against women, children and elderly. President...
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The phrase “domestic violence” typically refers to violence between adult partners. Sadly, it has been estimated that every year between 3.3 and ten million children are exposed to domestic violence in the confines of their own home (Moylan, Herrenkohl, Sousa et al. 2009). According to research conducted by John W. Fantuzzo and Wanda K. Mohr (1999): “Exposure to domestic violence can include watching or hearing the violent events, direct involvement (for example, trying to intervene or calling the police), or experiencing the aftermath (for example, seeing bruises or observing maternal depression)” (Fantuzzo & Mohr, 22). The effects of exposure can lead to behavioral and developmental...
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Television 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 any...
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Around the world, 35 percent of women have experimented sexual and/or physical violence by a partner or by a non-partner. Maricruz Surita, a woman from the rural area of Peru, had to wait three days to be subjected to a delicate surgery in the head, after she was savagely beaten by his husband with a hammer and a knife. However, the young woman beat to death and today she has become a symbol against feminicide in the Piura region. According to the World Health Organization in their report of 2013, the study highlights that “globally 38% of all women who were murdered were killed by their intimate partners, and more than 40% of domestic violence victims were found to have suffered injuries...
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There is a strong agreement among American society that violence in the country is on the rise. It is easy to see why this is a strong argument among the American people, especially because of the rising popularity of violent video games and television programs. However, as these violent video games and television shows are creating their own place in our society, the reports of violence among children are escalating. This correlation has been studied extensively in the scientific community in an attempt to discover whether media violence does negatively impact children but there has yet to be a consensus. There is a split between those that believe that children are becoming more violent...
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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 violence...
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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. Violence against girls is usually amid showing emotion abusive and dominant behavior, and so is a...
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Since 1982, the National Institute of Mental Health, along with other reputable health organizations has collected data that connects media violence, with violent acts. Conclusions deduced from this data prove that violent programs on television lead to aggressive behavior by children and teenagers who watch those programs. Television violence affects young people of all ages, all socio-economic levels, and all levels of intelligence.
Today’s children view vast amounts of violence on television. A steady diet of death, killings, torture, and other grotesque acts may be viewed on any day by vulnerable youth. When children are young, they are impressionable to all their surroundings, and...
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Courtship Violence The term courtship violence refers to a couple's interaction with emotional commitment with or without sexual intimacy. Dating violence involves the perpetration or threat of an act of physical violence by at least one member of an unmarried couple on the other within the context of the dating process (Barnett, Miller-Perrin, Perrin 163).The study of dating violence is important for two reasons. First, such behavior often results in physical and emotional injury. Second, there is reason to believe that dating violence is often a precursor to spousal abuse. Many battered women report that they were first assaulted by their husbands during courtship (Simons...
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Children are vulnerable and easily swayed by everything around them. Parents try to do everything in their power to protect their children from unhealthy environments. They child-proof everything, but they don’t realize that thousands of strangers enter the home everyday...through the television. Television is in 98% of North American homes and the average Canadian child watches four hours of television every day. Most parents do not realize that their children are watching violence-ridden television programs and that by the age of 18 the average North American child will have viewed over 200,000 acts of television violence. Children should not be allowed to watch violent television...
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Violence is an act of purposefully hurting someone. It is a major issue many young adults are facing today. The twelve to twenty-four age group faces the highest risk of being the victims of violence. There is no single reason for the rise in youth violence. Many factors cause violent behavior. The more these factors are present in a teen's life, the more likely he or she is to commit an act of violence. Some of the factors that may cause youth violence are exposure to violence and family conflict, the media and either physical or substance abuse. Many of these factors can eventually lead to suicide. The teen may begin to feel overwhelmed from the stress of everyday life, so the best...
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One Saturday morning many years ago, I was watching an episode of the 'Roadrunner' on television. As Wile E. Coyote was pushed off of a cliff by the Roadrunner for the fourth or fifth time, I started laughing uncontrollably. I then watched a 'Bugs Bunny' show and started laughing whenever I saw Elmer Fudd shoot Daffy Duck and his bill went twirling around his head. The next day, I pushed my brother off of a cliff and shot my dog to see if its head would twirl around.Obviously, that last...
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The phrase “domestic violence” typically refers to violence between adult intimate partners. It has been estimated that every year there are about 3.3 to 10 million children exposed to domestic violence in the confines of their own home (Moylan, Herrenkohl, Sousa et al. 2009). According to research conducted by John W. Fantuzzo and Wanda K. Mohr(1999): “[e]xposure to domestic violence can include watching or hearing the violent events, direct involvement (for example, trying to intervene or calling the police), or experiencing the aftermath (for example, seeing bruises or observing maternal depression)” (Fantuzzo & Mohr, 22). The effects of exposure can vary from direct effects such as...
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"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 violence against 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 is...
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Television 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) In...
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Exposure to domestic violence can impact the behavioral, social-emotional, and cognitive development of children. Children who are exposed to domestic violence tend to exhibit more aggressive behaviors with their peers, show signs of depression, and have a difficult time forming relationships (Brown & Bzostek, 2003). Cognitively, studies have shown that children exposed to domestic violence may have difficulties learning and concentrating in school, have difficulties with conflict resolution skills, and may believe in male privilege, (Brown & Bzostek, 2003). Concentration is difficult for children exposed to domestic violence because of how unsafe they may feel in their surroundings. They...
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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. Prolonged...
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Violence in the Media
Violence in the media has been a growing problem ever since the emergence of mass media. One wonders however, how violence has become so prominent in our culture, more so than other countries. More minors are being involved in heinous crimes such as murders and armed robberies. Even play on the school ground is getting rougher. There are many factors that play into the increasing violence, such as over population, religious struggles, and race. One factor that plays into the increase of violence would be mass media. Mass media has the power to reach and influence almost every American. Radio, newspaper, and television are all means by which media reaches...
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Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. Other terms for domestic violence include intimate partner violence, battering, relationship abuse, spousal abuse, or family violence. Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, income, or other factors. Both women and men can be victims of domestic violence.
It is widely assumed that most estimates of the incidence of domestic violence are underestimates. Even large population surveys cannot provide accurate estimates of the extent of domestic...
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IntroductionDomestic Violence Against Women is a global issue reaching across national boundaries as well as socio-economic, cultural, racial and class distinctions. It is a problem without frontiers. Not only is the problem widely dispersed geographically, but its incidence is also extensive, making it a typical and accepted behavior. Only recently, within the past twenty-five years, has the issue been 'brought into the open as a field of concern and study' (Violence Against Women in the Family, page 38).Domestic violence is not an isolated, individual event but rather a pattern of...
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Mapping The Violence in Colombia
The peace researcher Johan Galtung proposes a typology of violence, constructed as direct and indirect, formal-informal and visible-invisible. Regarding it as a triangle, Galtung (1990) states that typology of violence corresponds roughly to the ‘ABC’ levels of the conflict triangle: Attitude, Behaviour and Contradictions. In the first level Direct violence (acts of violence as such) and in second and third level underneath the surface; Structural violence and Cultural violence. See figure below.
The ‘Structural Violence’ concept by Galtung (1969) asserts that the structure and culture in societies are a central facet on the explanation of violence;...
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Student's Last Name 1McLean1Sanuelle McLeanStanley MolinariENC 110112 December 2013Domestic ViolenceDomestic violence can be defined as a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. (ICADV) Maintaining this power and control comes from abusing the partner. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt,...
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Violence in the Media"A TV movie on wife beating, called The Burning Bed, apparently triggered related violence in three separate cities. In Milwaukee, a man, fearing for his own life, doused his estranged wife with gasoline and threw a match at her. In Quincy, Massachusetts, a husband was so enraged by the show that he beat his wife to death, later saying that he wanted to get her before she got him. And in Chicago, a battered wife shot her husband right after watching The Burning Bed." (Block 4). Several incidents like this have occurred after the display of violent forms of media. There is much controversy about violence in the media. Violence has inspired many crimes and act, yet the...
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Violence is a horrific form of anger, aggression and pain to so many in Duval County’s Health Zone 1. Health data shows that there is a high prevalence of violence in this Zone; it is obvious that many socio- economic factors may be exacerbating this. “Health Zone 1 has the highest rate of homicide in Duval County with 43.4 per 100,000 populations” (Duval County Health Department, 2008, pg. 8) It is the violence and risks for violence that unfortunately impacts the health of Zone 1 significantly and may be reduced through the use of effective community nursing interventions. According to Young and Woodcock (2011) early exposure, lack of education, poor socioeconomic status and child...
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SHELTER FROM THE STORM
Domestic Violence is a prevalent issue facing men and women in the United States. The only way to put an end to domestic violence is to acknowledge it and report it. With the help of the government, local charities and the concern of Tucson community members, many different resources have been created to help and support victims of domestic violence as well as rape.
Every year in the United States hundreds of thousands of domestic violence crimes are committed, many of which go unreported. According to a National Crime Victimization survey, "over two-thirds of violent victimization against women were by someone known to them"(Bachman, pg.1)....
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I conducted research on domestic violence and discovered several points of interest. Our text book, Intimate Violence in Families by Richard Gelles, says, "Once we have completed our examination of the incidence and extent of the various types of family violence, we are left with a quite inescapable conclusion that the family is society's most violent institution, excepting only the military in times of war." (Gelles, Pg 124) Family violence is another indication that all is not well known. Police and welfare workers know the scene well: the battered child, wife, husband, parent, or even...
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This 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
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Can the nation-state and culture combine forces to reduce interpersonal violence in the West?
Violence is a difficult term to define, but for the purposes of this assignment violence can be defined as a crime or the threat to commit a crime by one person upon another person, and that usually that has negative physical or emotional effects upon the victim. Violence in Western society has been increasing steadily and has become a major concern for many nations. Increasingly, much of the violence is committed by male children and teenagers. Crimes by young people are no longer just misdemeanors, but they now include the major felonies of rape, robbery and...
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The issue of television violence and its influence on children's behavior troubles me. Television violence seems to be becoming abundant and violence seems to be increasing. This may be a dangerous form of entertainment, especially when young children become involved. The majority of television programs viewed by children contain large amounts of violence and inappropriate material. Children's vulnerability poses as the main problem due to desensitization. Psychologists' studies report that children become immune to television violence and adopt the behavior as a way of problem solving. Other people argue and say that television can not be blamed for the increase of violence among our...
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There is a preconceived notion that all families are a “great big happy family”, unfortunately this is entirely false for a hand full of families; not all families are filled with love and joy, a few possess a very dark side (Sev’er, 2014, pp. 273). This dark side is the violence that occurs within the family, whether it be child abuse or domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined as violent or aggressive behaviour within the home, typically involving the violent abuse of a spouse or partner (Oxford Dictionary). Although there are instances where women are violent, Kimmel and Holler (2011) state “most family violence is perpetrated by males - husbands beating wives, fathers hitting...
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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 children....
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The Australian Government should allocate more funding to decrease domestic violence against Australian men.
New South Wales Law dictates “Domestic and family violence takes many forms. It involves violent, abusive or intimidating behaviour carried out by a partner, carer or family member to control, dominate or instil fear. It doesn’t have to be physical abuse. It can be emotional, psychological, financial, sexual or other types of abuse.” (NSW Police, 2013). Domestic Violence impacts on many people in all kinds of ways. It is not only the victim, but the whole community who experiences the effects of Domestic Violence. Domestic Violence causes more ill-health than high blood pressure,...
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There are many different types of domestic violence. Physical abuse is the most obvious form, but this is not to say that outsiders always recognize it. Generally, physical violence causes bodily harm, using a variety of methods. Slapping, pushing, throwing, hitting, punching, and strangling are only a few methods. An object or weapon may or may not be used. There is not always physical evidence of physical abuse such as bruising, bleeding, scratches, bumps, etc., therefore, absence of physical marks does not necessarily mean physical abuse had not occurred. Physical abuse sometimes escalates to murder (Morris and Biehl 7, Haley 14-17).
Sexual abuse includes any sexual act in which one...
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Television can be harmful to children in many ways. Television destroys their ability to think creatively. Television minimizes children's social skills. Television also aids in weight gain. It also gives children violent ideas. Television can be a great educational tool but should be monitored and explained at all times.When a child watches television, they do not have to use their thinking skills. Television is taking away the traditional way of classroom learning. They have everything given to them. They do not have to imagine what is or going to happen. Television is an unhealthy intrusion into a child's learning process, substituting easy pictures for the discipline of reading...
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Traditional research to ascertain the effects of living with domestic violence on children conducted psychological test to measure children’s competency and development. Development psychologists experimented on children in laboratory settings, if the level of competency demonstrated by a child was below average for their age and stage of development, witnessing domestic violence was deemed to be the cause. To know whether a child has been harmed by their experiences we need to how ‘normal’ children function and develop (Archard 197). But there is no universally agreed timeless norm of children’s health and development. Some psychologists believe domestic violence effects the way that...
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Acculturation and intimate partner are risk factors.). According to Garcia, Hurwitz and Kraus (2005), the majority of Latinas who were classified at the lowest acculturation level were at risk. Intimate partner violence female targets are more prone to self soothe themselves by medicating themselves with alcohol in answer to the IPV; furthermore, a model mentioned both Mexicans American men and women recounted comparable rates of IPV abuse and battering (Cunradi 2009). At any rate, Latinas who had the smallest acculturation were not expected to notify authorities or seek help (Garcia, Hurwitz and Kraus, 2005). Acculturation has a stronger consequence on women’s alcohol consumption and...
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I went to pick up my daughter from preschool today only to find out that she punched a little girl. She also kicked the teacher. I sat down with her and asked her why she hurt them. She said, "I didn't hurt them I was using my powers." I wondered where she might be getting the idea that she had powers, and that it didn't hurt anyone when she used those powers. I thought back to the last few nights. The only different thing in her life was the new show Power Puff Girls. It was then I realized that this new cartoon show she had been watching at home just might be the cause.
Children learn behavior through examples. Television is a major influence. One area of concern is the violent content...
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Violence has proven to be a prevalent issue in America. Although there may be many contributing factors associated with violence in our country, many researchers have held television violence responsible. While television can be both educational and entertaining, some believe that television violence is influencing America's children to become aggressive and tolerant to violence. Acts of violence and hatred have become all too common in high schools and even elementary schools today, leaving psychologists and researchers searching for answers and solutions. For decades, researchers have been trying to investigate the effect television has on children. The recent rise in adolescent crimes...
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"Domestic Violence remains in the home and does not affect the society at large" It is quite difficult to believe this statement for we all are not ignorant - unless we choose to be - to the fact that domestic violence does affect the society at large based on situations that have occurred in modern times.Domestic violence, broadly defined, is violence within a home. Domestic violence does not occur within a certain ethnicity, race, religion or economic status. Domestic violence is everywhere. Approximately 1.5 million women and 835,000 men are raped and/or physically assaulted by an intimate...
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For centuries domestic violence has been perceived as a private matter private of which the government has not been concerned about nor was it considered the government’s business to intervene on behalf of a battered spouse. The unlawful nature of this failure for state or federal government intervention against this crime contributed to the systematic abuse of women in the family. The traditions, customs, and common law found in both British and American societies continued right up until the last decade of the 20th century and left the battered wives and very frequently, her children, at the mercy of the husband. It wasn’t until the 1990’s when the government began to do something to...