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					Children Witnessing
Domestic Violence
      HED 487B
     Emily Groben
                  Susan Still
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB3FVu
    n7K2k
   Disturbed?
   8 year old son was forced to watch
   13 year old son was forced to video tape it
   Husband would make her stand in front of him
    for hours
   Abuse physical, emotional and verbal
   Imagine being those children
                Facts, Facts…
   Domestic violence includes the following:
                   - Intimidation
                   - Isolation
                   - Minimizing, denying and blaming
                   - Guilt
                   - Using male privilege
                   - Controlling her economic rights
                   - Threats
                   - Hitting, punching, shouting
        …And More Facts!
 30%  of US marriages are considered
  physically aggressive
 Women 95% of victims
 Men 5% of victims
                   Who
 3.3 million US children witness domestic
  violence each year
 275 million in the world
 Boys more “externalized behaviors”
 Girls more “internalized behaviors”
 Child neglect to include children
  witnessing domestic violence in some
  states
 Boys see father
              Where (US):
 Occurs  more often in ____ areas
 Not as common in ____ areas
 Population has a lot to do with it
 Or, as reported?
          Where (Europe):
 Teen Abuse Survey of Great Britain:
 - 1/3 of teenage girls experienced or
 witnessed at home
 - Did not consider it to be domestic
 violence
 - 43% of teenagers thought it was
 acceptable
        Where (Middle East):
 Spousal  abuse widely accepted
 Children not as emotionally effected
 Victims of all ages and more likely to be in
  ___ areas and ___ educated
 Children of those families more likely to
  continue the pattern
 Rape legalized in Afghanistan
  -essential for the woman to submit to the
  man's sexual desire
          Where: Philippines
 Study conducted revealed that half of all young
  people reported witnessing domestic violence
 1 in 10 male adolescents and 1 in 5 female
  adolescents wished they were dead
 Suicide common
 Depressive symptoms included headaches, poor
  digestion, worry, loneliness, trouble sleeping,
  and thoughts of suicide
    What Behavioral, Social, and
       Emotional Problems
 Higher   levels of aggression, anger,
  hostility
 Rebellious behavior and disobedience
   What Cognitive and Attitudinal
           Problems
 Lower   cognitive functioning
 Poor school performance
 Lack of conflict resolution skills
 Pro-violence attitudes
 Belief in rigid gender stereotypes and male
  privilege
     What Long-Term Effects
 Higher  levels of adult depression and
  trauma symptoms
 Increased tolerance for violence in adult
  relationships, OR, abnormally high anti-
  violence attitudes
                      Frequent nightmares
                      Fear of relationships
                      Poor trust issues
                      Victims themselves
                   When:
 Younger   children: higher levels of anxiety
  after an event
 Don’t understand
 Adolescents: depression symptoms
 Don’t like to see their parent a victim
                     Sources:
 http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec22/ch253/ch253b.html
 http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/domesticviol
  ence.cfm
 http://svc185.wic08v.server-web.com/GetInvolved-
  subs.asp?GettInvolvedID=39
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?tv=YB3FVun7K2k
 http://vaw.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/14/1/53
 http://news.bio-medicine.org/medicine-news-
  3/Depressive-symptoms-in-adolescents-associated-with-
  parental-domestic-violence-6007-1
 http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2009/04/20094127
  1032198717.html

				
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