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Types of Family Violenc

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Types of Family Violence

Introduction
Attention material: “Family violence accounted for 11% of all reported and unreported violence between 1998 and 2002. Of these roughly 3.5 million violent crimes committed against family members, 49% were crimes against spouses, 11% were sons and daughters victimized by a parent, and 41% were crimes against other family members.”(Writer 2009)
Orienting material: What is the definition of Family Violence? Family violence is a situation in which one family member causes physical or emotional harm to another family member. At the center of this violence is the abuser's need to gain power and control over the victim. (Cleveland clinic 2011)There are main different factors that can determine family violence: Age, Gender, Social class, and, many more demographics.
Central Idea
  A. Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of size, gender, or strength, yet the problem is often overlooked, excused, or denied.(Smith & Segal 2011)
  B. Let us further explore the world of domestic violence by looking at the different types and how they vary from one another. Physical, Mental/Psychological, and Verbal.

  I. Body
One main type of family violence is physical violence.
There is acknowledgment that many victims of physical abuse are not actually married to the abuser, but rather cohabiting or in other arrangements.
Family physical violence is defined as: abuse involving contact intended to cause feelings of intimidation, pain, injury, or other physical suffering or bodily harm.
Physical family violence is defined as: Hitting, kicking, biting, shoving, restraining, slapping, throwing objects, punching, or burning, choking, pushing.
  c) Physical abuse can also include behaviors such as denying the victim of medical care when needed, depriving the victim of sleep or other functions necessary to live, or forcing the victim to engage in drug/alcohol use against his/her will....

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