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2 Lesson 4 Preventing and Overcoming Abuse How can you protect yourself from an abusive relationship? Identify abusive behaviors and learn how to protect yourself from abuse.

3 Lesson 4 Recognize threats to personal safety and analyze strategies for responding to abusive situations. Analyze the importance of healthy strategies that help prevent physical, sexual, and emotional abuse such as date rape. Examine the legal and ethical ramifications of unacceptable behaviors such as harassment, acquaintance rape, and sexual abuse. In this lesson, youll learn to: Lesson Objectives

4 Lesson 4 What Is Abuse? Abuse affects both males and females of all ages. Unlike many other forms of violence, abuse is most common between people involved in close relationships.abuse Physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse are illegal. Types of Abuse

5 Lesson 4 Physical Abuse Types of Abuse Physical abusePhysical abuse includes behaviors such as slapping, punching, kicking, biting, shaking, beating, or shoving another person. Often, the person inflicting abuse tries to make the victim feel deserving of the mistreatment. Such behavior is not only physically harmful to the victim, but also harmful to the mental/emotional health of everyone involved.

6 Lesson 4 Emotional abuse is a pattern of behavior that attacks an individuals emotional development and sense of worth. Emotional Abuse Emotional abuse may be used to gain a sense of power over another person or to make victims feel that they deserve to be punished. Emotional abuse may serve as a warning of future physical abuse. Types of Abuse

7 Lesson 4 Types of Emotional Abuse Types of Abuse Name-calling, hurling insults, and yelling in a threatening way are all forms of verbal abuse.verbal abuse Such abuse harms the victims mental/emotional health by making the person feel stupid, worthless, or helpless. Following a person, making repeated phone calls, and destroying property are common stalking behaviors.stalking Victims are often made to feel anxious, nervous, and unsafe. Verbal Abuse Stalking

8 Lesson 4 Abuse in Dating Relationships Sometimes teen victims may accept abuse as part of a relationship. Some teens mistake dominant treatment by a girlfriend or boyfriend as an expression of caring. True caring involves kindness, gentleness, and respect, not control and abuse. Dating Violence

9 Lesson 4 Signs of an Unhealthy Dating Relationship Dating Violence Expressions of jealousy Attempts to control a partners behavior Use of insults or put-downs to manipulate a partner Use of guilt to manipulate a partner

10 Lesson 4 Date and Acquaintance Rape Often, a victim of rape knows the attacker, for example, in cases of date rape.date rape It is important to apply healthy strategies that prevent physical, sexual, and emotional abuse such as date rape. Another form of rape, called acquaintance rape, occurs when someone known casually or considered a friend forces a person to have sexual intercourse. Dating Violence

11 Lesson 4 Alcohol, Drugs, and Date Rape Research shows that alcohol use is involved in as many as two thirds of date-rape cases involving teens and college students. In recent years, the drugs GHB and Rohypnol have also become common in date-rape cases. These drugs are sometimes placed in a victims food or drink without that persons knowledge. The victim who consumes the substance may black out, becoming an easy target for rape. Dating Violence

12 Lesson 4 Protecting Yourself from Date-Rape Drugs Dating Violence Avoid the use of alcohol or other drugs, as well as situations where these substances are present. Pair up with a trustworthy friend to keep tabs on each other. Get your own beverage at parties, keep the beverage container covered, and never leave it unattended.

13 Lesson 4 Reporting Abuse It is important for people who have suffered abuse or rape to remember that they are victims and have not done anything wrong. All forms of abuse, including rape, are illegal and should be reported to authorities, as this may help prevent future abuse. Overcoming Abuse

14 Lesson 4 Help for Victims If you or someone you know is raped, call law enforcement officials immediately. Next, seek medical attention and be sure to get tests for pregnancy, STDs, and HIV infection. These actions may help prevent further illness or injury and may provide physical evidence that will be useful in the conviction of the rapist. Overcoming Abuse

15 Lesson 4 Help for Child Abuse Victims In cases of child abuse, counseling is available and recommended for both the abused child and his or her parents or guardians. With help, most people can recover from the trauma of abuse, violence, or rape. However, the recovery requires patience and time. Overcoming Abuse

16 Lesson 4 Sources of Help for Victims of Abuse or Rape Overcoming Abuse

17 Lesson 4 The Cycle of Violence Help for Abusers Often, individuals who abuse others were themselves victims of abuse. This is one reason why the cycle of violence may continue from one generation to the next. Abusers need intense counseling to succeed at breaking this harmful cycle.

18 Lesson 4 Strategies for Long-Range Prevention of Abuse Help for Abusers Provide parents and prospective parents with opportunities to learn about family life, child development, and parent-child relationships. Provide counseling for all victims of abuse and violence. People convicted of abuse are required to participate in treatment programs conducted by mental health professionals.

19 Lesson 4 Provide a short answer to the question given below. Q. What is verbal abuse and how does it harm the victim? Click Next to view the answer. Quick Review

20 Lesson 4 Click Next to attempt another question. A. Verbal abuse involves the use of words to mistreat or injure another person. Such abuse harms the victims mental/emotional health by making the person feel stupid, worthless, or helpless. Quick Review - Answer

21 Lesson 4 Provide a short answer to the question given below. Click Next to view the answer. Q. List two signs that may indicate an unhealthy dating relationship. Quick Review

22 Lesson 4 A. Some signs that indicate an unhealthy dating relationship: Expressions of jealousy Attempts to control a partners behavior Use of insults or put-downs to manipulate a partner Use of guilt to manipulate a partner Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

23 Lesson 4 Provide a short answer to the question given below. Click Next to view the answer. Q. What is date rape? Quick Review

24 Lesson 4 A. Date rape occurs when one person in a dating relationship forces the other person to participate in sexual intercourse. Click Next to attempt another question. Quick Review - Answer

25 Lesson 4 Discuss the question given below. What healthy strategies can help a person prevent the physical, sexual, and emotional violence of date rape? Analyze the importance of such strategies. Quick Review

26 Lesson 4 Unlike many other forms of violence, abuse is most common between people involved in close relationships.abuse Physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse are illegal. What Is Abuse? Abuse affects both males and females of all ages. Abuse is the physical, mental/emotional, or sexual mistreatment of one person by another. Types of Abuse

27 Lesson 4 Physical abusePhysical abuse includes behaviors such as slapping, punching, kicking, biting, shaking, beating, or shoving another person. Often, the person inflicting abuse tries to make the victim feel deserving of the mistreatment. Such behavior is not only physically harmful to the victim, but also harmful to the mental/emotional health of everyone involved. Physical Abuse Types of Abuse Physical abuse is the intentional infliction of bodily harm or injury on another person.

28 Lesson 4 Types of Emotional Abuse Name-calling, hurling insults, and yelling in a threatening way are all forms of verbal abuse.verbal abuse Such abuse harms the victims mental/emotional health by making the person feel stupid, worthless, or helpless. Following a person, making repeated phone calls, and destroying property are common stalking behaviors.stalking Victims are often made to feel anxious, nervous, and unsafe. Verbal Abuse Stalking The act of using words to mistreat or injure another person is called verbal abuse. Types of Abuse

29 Lesson 4 Types of Emotional Abuse Name-calling, hurling insults, and yelling in a threatening way are all forms of verbal abuse.verbal abuse Such abuse harms the victims mental/emotional health by making the person feel stupid, worthless, or helpless. Following a person, making repeated phone calls, and destroying property are common stalking behaviors.stalking Victims are often made to feel anxious, nervous, and unsafe. Verbal Abuse Stalking Stalking is the repeated following, harassment, or threatening of an individual to frighten or cause him or her harm. Stalking is the repeated following, harassment, or threatening of an individual to frighten or cause him or her harm. Types of Abuse

30 Lesson 4 Often, a victim of rape knows the attacker, for example, in cases of date rape.date rape It is important to apply healthy strategies that prevent physical, sexual, and emotional abuse such as date rape. Another form of rape, called acquaintance rape, occurs when someone known casually or considered a friend forces a person to have sexual intercourse. Date and Acquaintance Rape Dating Violence Date rape occurs when one person in a dating relationship forces the other person to participate in sexual intercourse.


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