Presentation on theme: "Domestic Violence By Kyle Ward and Tori Defarias."— Presentation transcript:
Domestic Violence By Kyle Ward and Tori Defarias
Who is affected by Domestic Violence? Everyone is affected by domestic violence. The partners in a domestic relationship, and children. Domestic violence occurs in every culture, country and age group. Domestic Violence transcends all boundaries: age, gender, race, ethnic, geographical, economic and sexual orientation. It affects people from all socioeconomic, educational and religious beliefs. It takes place in same sex as well as heterosexual relationships.
Love does not mean abuse, stop domestic violence. Just because you love a person weather its family, friends or even in a relationship, does not give you the right to harm or hurt the other person. Not physically, mentally, or emotionally.
Emotional Abuse When people think of domestic abuse, they often picture women who have been physically hurt. Not all abusive relationships involve violence. Just because their not bruised doesn’t mean their not being abused. The goal of emotional abuse is to ruin their feelings of self- worth and independence. Victims of emotional abuse, may feel that there is no way out of the relationship or that without their abusive partner they have nothing. Emotional abuse includes verbal abuse such as yelling, name calling, and blaming. Isolation, intimidation, and controlling behavior also fall under emotional abuse.
Physical Abuse When people talk about domestic violence, they are often referring to the physical abuse of a spouse or intimate partner. Physical abuse is the use of physical force against someone in a way that injures or endangers that person. Physical assault or battering is a crime, whether it occurs inside or outside of the family. The police have the power and authority to protect you from physical attack. Physical is one of the most dangerous kinds of abuse because someone can get seriously hurt and could lead to death.
Sexual Abuse Any situation in which someone are forced to participate in unwanted, unsafe, or degrading sexual activity is sexual abuse. Forced sex, even by a spouse or intimate partner with whom you also have consensual sex, is an act of aggression and violence. Physical and sexual are the most dangerous types of abuse. People that are abused sexually or physically are at a higher risk of being seriously injured or killed.
How are children affected? Some people think that kids are not affected by domestic violence, but in reality they are affected the most. Kids have to grow up with their parents fighting. Domestic violence creates an unsafe and fearful environment for kids. Children who witness domestic violence usually don’t have a good bond with either of their parents. Some kids can become depressed, isolated, defensive, and manipulative. Family violence can cause kids to become bipolar, angry, have behavioral problems, and self harm.