Essay on Domestic Violence Informative Outline

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Domestic Violence


GAIN AUDIENCE ATTENTION: Open with "domestic violence video" via Prezi.

According to statistics found by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Every nine seconds a woman is abused by her husband or intimate partner. At least 1 in every 4 women and 1 in every 9 men have been beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in their lifetime. Most often the abuser is one of their own family. Domestic violence is a problem that somehow affects every one of us in this room at some time and is actually the leading cause of injury to women -- more than car accidents, muggings and rapes combined.

RELATE TOPIC TO AUDIENCE: As I mentioned, domestic violence is something that affects everyone of
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· Battered women stay in these dangerous relationships for a variety of reasons including: --still being positively reinforced by the "honeymoon" phase of the battering cycle --economic dependence upon the batterer -- belief that they can keep the peace -- fear of danger if she were to leave -- threats made by the batterer to hurt her or her children if she left -- loss of self-esteem -- depression or loss of psychological energy necessary to leave

TRANSITION: Education is the key to eradicating domestic violence.
MAIN POINT 3: There is help available to you.
· If you are being abused, REMEMBER -- You are not alone -- It is not your fault -- Help is available
· Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.621.HOPE (4673)
· Help mate Crisis Line: (828) 254-0516 --Emergency Shelter for women and children -- A 24-Hour Hotline -- Individual and Group Counseling -- Court Advocacy Programs -- Protective order -- Exparte, to permanent -- Preventative Education for professionals, community leaders, and groups considered at risk of being abused.


SIGNAL/SUMMARIZE MAIN POINTS: Today we have discussed what the crime of domestic violence is, some predictors of domestic violence, and what can be done to eradicate it.

REEMPHASIZE THESIS STATEMENT: domestic violence is somethng that affects every one of us at sometime in our lives; Every nine seconds a woman is