Professor Autumn Miller
April 20, 2015
To recognize domestic violence is to identify it and recognize its existence in the society. Domestic violence is often committed by a person in a relationship trying to control the other person. It may be committed by married or not married; between heterosexuals, gay, lesbians; living together, separated or dating. Violence stems out from abuse that is often categorized as criminal, psychological, emotional and financial. (domesticviolence.org, 2009)
Criminal abuse can still be re-classified as physical assault, sexual abuse or stalking. Non-criminal abuses may not be as severe but can lead to criminal violence when left untreated. Victims may be of any age, sex, race, culture, religion, education, employment or marital status.
Domestic Violence and Children
The kinds Child Abuse
Child abuse may be of different types physical, emotional or psychological and sexual. It endangers and harms the safety and survival, and the growth of the child. The child abuse can be more than one incident.
Physical abuse: It is the purposeful application of power in opposition to a child that gives rise to damage of the body. These behaviors comprise of choking, shaking, kicking, biting, poisoning, burning, or any dangerous or harmful application of restraint.
Emotional or Psychological Abuse refers to acts or lapsing that damage child’s feeling of the self in the way that leads to happen, or could lead to different disorders like emotional, behavioral, or cognitive disorders. These kinds of abuses are creating verbal coercion, forced social isolation, threatening, terrorizing exploiting, and consistently making irrational burdens. Sexual abuse also affects child psychology. It may start from sexual nuisance to sexual actions. It includes challenged or completed sexual affairs, sexual harassment exploitation, and voyeurism.
When the child's fundamental requirements do not get fulfilled, then the children feel the emotion of neglect. Physical disregard may entail insufficient food, outfits, shelter, sanitation, health care and defense from damage. A child suffers from emotional neglect due to lack of love and affection sincerely.
The Ways the Children are Affected
Children observe the domestic violence in multiple ways. They may, for example, be get caught in an unhappy incident or perhaps make an attempt to stop violence. Again they might be in the next wherefrom they hear the violence or perceive their physical injuries of their mothers by following any incident of aggression. Sometimes the children are even forced to participate in maltreating the victim verbally or indirectly. Children are fully reliant on the adults particularly on the parents. If they feel unsafe and insecure in homes, this may lead to much downbeat effect both physically and emotionally. All the children that witness domestic violence are surely the victim of emotionally mistreatment and will acknowledge as significant damage in current legislation.
The Children's menace levels and effects of the domestic violence subsist on a range from demonstration of massive rebounding to considerable dysfunctional adjustment (retrieved from Carlson and Edleson, Hughes, Graham Berman and Gruber,).
Some of the protective factors are high self-esteem, intelligence, social competence, outgoing disposition, and deepest peer or sibling relationships. Along with a sympathetic affiliation with the adult may help protecting the children from the unfavorable influence of revelation to family violence.
Complete evaluation concerning the defensive issues of children and the consequences of domestic