Violence: Abuse and Victim Essays

Submitted By dmplove
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Domestic Violence has become a Social Problem within the United States, as a society we must work together to help prevent this ongoing problem. Domestic violence is “a pattern of abusive behavior within a relationship that allows one partner to exert power and control over the other.” (Franklin, 2011, p.336) Domestic violence not only affects the victim but it also affects those the victim interacts with. I chose this topic because I often come in contact with woman who are in these types of situations and can’t find a way out. As a society we have to place more focus on this problem and come up with social support systems that will help the victim to escape the situation and prevent it from reoccurring. Society should have more support systems in place for victims of domestic violence as well as the abuser. These support systems will help in decreasing the number of victims of abuse.
Working in the Behavioral Health System I come in contact with those who want to seek help for being the abuser as well as those who want help and support for being the victim. We develop treatment plans for the individuals which helps the victim see a way out by providing different options and resources, as well as helps the abuser learn to control his/her behavior, if they want the help. Domestic violence is one of the leading causes of injury to women between the ages of 15 and 44. In the U.S. statistics once showed that there were more shelters for animals than there were for