4 Http;://www.ocd.pitt.edu/files/pdf/parenting/tvandmovie violence.pdf Violence Around Us#2The recent National Television Study, which reviewed 10,000 hours of television programming reported that:60% of the programs sampled contained violent scenes.30% of the violent scenes showed villains who were never punished.70% of these “bad” characters showed no remorse when committing violence40% of the violence in the scenes was done by the hero.Fewer that 5 % of the programs had anti-violent messages.Http;:// violence.pdf
10 Causes of Violence 1. Anger -Ways to help control anger: #6 & 71. Anger-Ways to help control anger:*Count to 10 before you say or do anything.*Talk to someone you trust and respect.*Exercise to get rid of pent-up feelings.*Channel energy into worthwhile activity.*Find a non-violent way to deal with the situation.2. Prejudice3. Possession of Weapons4. Peer Pressure5. Alcohol and other Drugs
11 Stopping & Preventing Violence More police on the streetsStricter gun lawsImproved lighting in parks and playgroundsNeighborhood watch programsTeen curfewsTougher punishments for violent crimes
13 AbuseAbuse takes many forms and is a significant problem in the United States.With your partner, come up with as many specific types of abuse as you can.
14 There are nine distinct forms of violence and abuse: Physical violenceSexual violenceEmotional violencePsychological violenceSpiritual violenceCultural violenceVerbal AbuseFinancial AbuseNeglect
15 Physical Abuse#9Any unwanted contact with the other person’s body. physical abuse does not have to leave a mark or a bruise. legally, it is called battery.BitingScratchingSlappingSpittingPinchingShakingPushingUsing a weaponPhysical RestraintShovingKickingPulling HairBurningStranglingChokingPunching
16 Physical abuse signs and symptoms: #9Physical abuse signs and symptoms:Unexplained injuries, such as bruises, fractures or burnsInjuries that don't match the given explanationUntreated medical or dental problems
17 Verbal/Emotional Abuse #10Saying or doing something to another person that causes that person to be afraid and/or have lower self-esteem. Trying to manipulate or control another person’s feelings or behaviors. This can include online posts or digital communications designed to threaten, harass, or embarrass.Threatening to commit suicideMaking unwanted comments or sending unwanted messages of sexual nature to the person.Insulting the person or his/her family or friendsEmbarrassing the person in front of othersIntimidating the personTelling the person what to doSpreading negative rumors about the personStalkingMaking racial, ethnic, or religious slurs about the person he/she care forName CallingMaking the person feel guiltyYelling or ScreamingPut Downs
18 Emotional Abuse Is Far Worse Than You Think video minutes
19 Emotional abuse signs and symptoms: Delayed or inappropriate emotional developmentLoss of self-confidence or self-esteemSocial withdrawalDepressionHeadaches or stomachaches with no medical causeAvoidance of certain situations, such as refusing to go to school or ride the busDesperately seeks affection#10
20 It is against the law and should be reported immediately! Sexual Abuse#11Any sexual contact forced upon a victim. It occurs when a person is forced to participate in a sexual act against his or her will.The abuser is often someone the victim knows and trusts. Often the sexual abuser of children and teens is an adult family member or friend.Abuses don’t always use physical force. They persuade, bribe, trick or bully the victims.Sexual harassment is a type of sexual abuse. It is when uninvited and unwelcome sexual contact is directed at a person. It includes words, touching, jokes, looks, notes, or gestures with a sexual meaning.It is against the law and should be reported immediately!
21 Sexual abuse signs and symptoms: Acting out in an inappropriate sexual wayNightmares, sleeping problemsBecoming withdrawn or very clingyBecoming unusually secretiveSudden unexplained personality changes, mood swings and seeming insecureRegressing to younger behaviors, e.g. bedwettingUnaccountable fear of particular places or peopleOutburst of angerChanges in eating habitsSelf-harm (cutting, burning or other harmful activities)Running awayNot wanting to be alone with a particular person#11
22 Protect Yourself on Dates #12*Know who the person is, where you aregoing, and what you will be doing.*Make sure friends and familyknow this information too.*Don’t be alone with your date.*Go on dates in public places.*Go on double dates or group dates.*Do not accept drugs or alcohol.*Do not allow anyone to have anopportunity to put drugs in your beverage.*Be wary of meeting anyone on theInternet.*Know where a phone is at all times.*Set limits, and communicate these limits clearly and firmly ahead of time.
23 Belief vs Reality “Only young, beautiful people are raped.” #13“Only young, beautiful people are raped.”People of all ages are victims of rape“Men and boys are never raped.”1 out of every 10 victims of rape is male“People who wear sexy clothes are asking to be raped.”It doesn’t matter what a victim wears. No one asks to be raped.“Rape is an act of sexual frustration.”Rape is an act of power and control.“Most rapes are committed by someone unknown to the victim.”Most rapes are committed by a person known to the victim.
24 Children & Sexual Abuse A form of child abuse in which an adult or older adolescent uses a child for sexual stimulation.This can include:TouchingSexual intercourseExposureVoyeurismChild pornographyForcing a child to engage in sex with others
25 Neglect#14The failure to meet the basic physical and emotional needs of a person.It includes:withholding food, clothing, housing, love, encouragement or affection.Neglect causes physical and emotional harm. It is a type of abuse and against the law.
26 Neglect signs and symptoms: Poor growth or weight gain Poor hygiene Lack of clothing or supplies to meet physical needsTaking food or money without permissionEating a lot in one sitting or hiding food for laterPoor record of school attendanceLack of appropriate attention for medical, dental or psychological problems, even though the parents have been notifiedEmotional swings that are inappropriate or out of context to the situationIndifference#14
27 What is Domestic Abuse?#15Domestic abuse is a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.It can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological.
28 Domestic Abuse Did You Know? #16Did You Know?Between three and four million women are battered each year. 85%–95% of all victims are female.More than 1,750,000 workdays are lost each year due to domestic violence.Each year, an estimated 3.3 million children witness their mothers or female caretakers being abused.More Facts About Domestic ViolenceThis year, about 450,000 women will be beaten between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day.Battering is the single largest cause of injury to women in the United States. Nearly 50 percent of abusive husbands batter their wives when they are pregnant, making them 4 times more likely to bear infants of low birth weight. More than half of all homeless women are on the street because they are fleeing domestic violence. Last year, the number of women abused by their husbands was greater than the number of women who got married.
29 Social Experiment the 'Double Standard' of Domestic Violence
30 Causes of Abuse The person was abused as a child #17The person was abused as a childAlcohol or other drug abuseUnemployment and povertyIllnessDivorceFeelings of worthlessnessEmotional immaturityLack of parenting skillsInability to deal with angerLack of communication and coping skills
31 Where to get Help Police Department School counselor Local hospital #18Police DepartmentSchool counselorLocal hospitalCrisis Hot LinesFamily Violence CentersFamily Counseling ProgramsSupport or Self-help groupsHome Health Visitors/Social Worker
32 The Cycle of Abuse#19A person who is abused as a child or who witnessed abuse of other may see abuse as normal way of life.The pattern of repeating abuse from one generation to the next is known as the cycle of abuse.