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Websites: Notes:

1. http://www.clarkprosecut 1. Domestic violence is when a family or household members are being


involved in physical harm, sexual assault, or fear of physical harm. This
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could occur in dating relationships or marriages. There are several of
.htm threats used when an act of violence is occurring such as intimidation,
threats, psychological abuse, and isolation.

2. Symptoms of abuse:

a. Physical and Sexual Abuse


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ecutor.org/html/dom i. Hair pulling, biting Hair pulling, biting, shaking,
viol/what.htm pushing, pinching, choking, kicking, confinement,
slapping, hitting, punching, using weapons, forced
intercourse, unwanted sexual touching in public or
in private and depriving her of food or sleep.

b. Emotional Abuse

i. Insulting her in public or in private, Putting down


her friends and family, Making her feel bad about
herself calling her names, Making her think she's
crazy playing mind games, Humiliating her
making her feel guilty, Using Male Privilege;
acting like "Master of the Castle", Treating her like
a servant, Making all the big decisions, Being the
one to define men's and women's roles.

c. Intimidation

i. Making her afraid by using looks, gestures, or


actions
throwing or smashing things, destroying property,
Abusing pets, Dangerous driving, Displaying
weapons.

3. In this website I found out why most domestic problems start


the estimated percentile of each country, and much more facts.
Basically this website help you figure out what to do if you are a
victim of domestic violence and how to prevent it.

4. Q & A

a. Why women don’t leave their abusive relationship?

i. Most women that DO leave their abusing


3. http://www.unicef- relationship often have to live in poverty
irc.org/publications/ afterwards, most lack confidence and risk the
pdf/digest6e.pdf>. dangers of leaving their partners. In some cases
their partner is not always violent and may show
some care towards their spouse and this confuses
the emotional feelings toward their partner
making it harder to get away from the dangers.
4. http://www.pbs.org/
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4. http://www.pbs.org b. Why don't men leave relationships that are
/kued/nosafeplace/ supposedly so unsatisfactory to them?
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i. Most men that don’t leave the relationship is because
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they are insecure about themselves, you hear them
(Continued) say how inadequate their wife are compared to them
but in real life they are terribly dependent towards
their spouse; they have fear of rejection or emotional
withdrawal or abandonment, these are the men that
are less likely to leave the relationship.

c. How does an abusive relationship affect a child?

i. Children often get traumatized by the abuse seeing a


repetition of the same abuse over and over again
may cause them to turn out the same. In most cases
children in abusive households have the most
chances of being in an abusive relationship. Boys that
see their fathers being abusive towards their mother
often think that it is normal; girls in abusive
household may develop "battered women's
syndrome." Which means that they start believing
that there is no way out of a abusive relationship, and
they start believing that it is normal relationship.
They might even start believing it’s their fault..

d. What is the cycle of abuse?

i. The cycle of abuse start in the families, they see the


abuse in their own family and copy it. The man in the
abusive relationship may become remorseful and
needy towards his spouse and she will feel sorry and
fantasize about him changing his ways and making
the relationship better and then the cycle begins
again and often gets worse. The cycle of abuse can
only be stopped by awareness of the situation.

5. Signs of domestic violence (Ask Yourself This…)

a. Has your partner ever punched, kicked, and/or


pushed/shoved you?

b. Has your partner ever threaten you about hurting you or


your family member to get what he/she (mostly him) wants?

c. Has your partner ever destroyed your possession or anything


important to you such as pets?

d. Has your partner ever kept you from seeing your family or
going to school/work?

e. Does your partner ever control or isolate you? For instance


control your money, social contacts, or transportation.

5. www.idph.state.il. f. Is your partner jealous or always questioning whether you’re


us/about/womens faithful or not?
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