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What is Emotional Abuse? - ... Emotional abuse also arises from the act of terrorizing a child where the caregiver or the parent bullies or threatens a child who eventually creates an environment of fear in the child. The aspects of terrorizing the child may include the cases of placing their close people like their siblings or toys in danger or chaotic situations. When a child is placed on threats in case they fail to meet certain expectations will result in abuse of their minds. Emotional abuse is a complex aspect which places the professionals in a dilemma of which situations or cases to term as child abuse and which ones to exclude....   [tags: cognitive, psychological, emotional] 1162 words
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Detecting and Treatng Childhood Emotional Abuse - Despite the high volume of empirical research available on child abuse, the exact model of negative outcome development and the solution models are not yet clear, so researchers often propose longitudinal studies to discover the courses of psychological development after abuse and the exact age of onset for disorders that stem from childhood abuse. However, there is no doubt that the scope and severity of child abuse is a crucial factor in developing negative outcomes, so the issue should be addressed immediately....   [tags: sexual abuse prevention] 1946 words
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The Effects of Emotional Abuse on an Individual - A persons emotions influence every aspect of ones lives. Especially when you’re a child, your emotions are vulnerable to every interaction they receive. When these emotions are beaten down and destroyed continuously, a common name for this is abuse. For example, Dee, a young married women, was emotionally abused everyday by her husband. He treated her as more of a servant than a wife and she eventually hated her life. She became depressed and eventually contemplated suicide. It wasn’t until then that she considered getting help (YWCA Mohawk Valley, 2014)....   [tags: psychology, behavioral science]
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Physical and Emotional Abuse of an Elder - The number of elders who are abused in this country and around the world each day is growing at an astonishing rate be it from individuals or institutions. As many as one in ten older adults and one in two people with dementia are victims of elder abuse. Unfortunately, for every case that gets reported there are 23 that go unreported. ("Get Info," 2014) as you can see from the statistics elder abuse is not uncommon in the United States. Any elder has the potential of being physically, emotionally, sexually, or financially abused by another individual....   [tags: self-neglect, inflicting mental pain] 2582 words
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Effects of Emotional Abuse - Each year more cases of Emotional abuse go unreported because the majority of people experiencing emotional abuse are not aware that it is happening. I was one of these people years ago; it took some caring friends to get me to see what was going on. In the following paragraphs I will touch on ways one can tell they are being emotionally abused, and ways to get help. While Undefined, Emotional abuse affects more people each day because they do not know that they are being abused. Abuse is any behavior that is used to control another human being through the use of fear, humiliation, and verbal or physical assault....   [tags: Psychology]
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Emotional Abuse in Canada - Many cases of emotional maltreatment and abuse go unreported each year because children and youth may not be aware that it is happening to them. Other forms of abuse such as physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, or exposure to violence are more readily known about and easier to label and understand. Emotional maltreatment, however, is much harder to identify and define. One broad and general definition of emotional abuse states emotional maltreatment “involves acts or omissions by those in contact with a child that are likely to have serious, negative, emotional impact” (Ministry of Child and Family Development)....   [tags: Psychiatry, Mental Health] 1579 words
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Childhood Emotional Abuse - Although all therapists are aware of the childhood emotional abuse issue, it is possible that only few therapists understand the scope of the issue. Emotional maltreatment is harder to detect than other forms of abuse because it is more subtle. When Child Protective Services (CPS) conduct family assessments, it is the hardest form of abuse to prove because parents are very open about the topic and emotional abuse does not leave any physical evidence behind. However, it certainly influences a child's self-esteem, promotes the feeling of guilt, insecurity, and creates the inability to form stable relationships during adulthood....   [tags: Social Issues, Child Protective Services] 2290 words
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Emotional Abuse Leaves no Physical Marks - Emotional abuse leaves no physical marks. It is invisible to the naked eye. No one is safe from emotional abuse, it can occur anywhere and anytime. I am a victim to emotional abuse, and the scars are still freshly present. Both good and bad came from the abuse, but I view myself as an educator raising awareness, not a victim seeking pity, justice, or tears. Emotional abuse can be anything that hinders a child’s growth: consistently putting someone down, or a parent that fails to show love or affection towards his or her child....   [tags: invisible scars] 535 words
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Physical, Sexual, Emotional Abuse, and Poverty - Introduction Poverty in America is not indicated by a specific income level, as most people think, but instead by a comparison of 48 possible poverty thresholds taking into account family size and composition without regard to geographic locations (Macartney, 2011). For example, the poverty threshold for a family of 5 with two children under the age of 18 would be $27,517 (census.gov 2013); an amount that would be difficult to live off of in major cities where the cost of living is much higher. According to the Current Population Survey, 2013 Annual Social and Economic Supplement for the year 2012, there are 46.5 million people in America who are living in poverty, including 21.8 percent of...   [tags: neglect, unsafe living conditions]
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The Worse Types of Domestic Abuse - ... It makes the victim feel as though they are nothing without their abusive partner. I know this because I was once a victim of abuse. Everything in the relationship was great until one day we had gotten into an argument. At first, I did not think anything of the yelling and name calling, but it kept happening. I eventually felt alone. I felt as though I had to depend on my partner. I lost sight of everything that I was. After the abuser breaks a person down enough things tend to become worse....   [tags: emotional abuse, physical, sexual] 601 words
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Celebrities´ Suffer from Emotional Abuse and Invasion of Privacy - ... According to Dictionary.com a paparazzo is “a freelance photographer especially one who takes candid pictures of celebrities for publication”. Paparazzi and stalkers are one and the same. The Stalking Resource Center and many other states describe stalking as, “Following, approaching, or confronting that person, or a member of that person's immediate family and also, appearing in close proximity to, or entering the person's residence, place of employment, school, or other place where the person can be found, or the residence, place of employment or school of a member of that person's immediate family.” Paparazzi are found on several occasions committing these same acts....   [tags: paparazzi, photography, luxury] 703 words
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Effects of Child Abuse - ... “During a one-year period in the U.S., 16% of youth ages 14 to 17 had been sexually victimized.” ( Finkelhor. "Child Sexual Abuse Statistics." Child Sexual Abuse Statistics. Web. 14 Apr. 2014). Some of the symptoms a child may show who are older in adolescence might be depression; they might not do that well in school, aggression. The child could start feeling trapped if he/she knows the person than they feel like they might some type of loyalty to that person, and in some cases the abuser might threaten the victim....   [tags: physical and emotional abuse, neglect] 642 words
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Child Abuse in Society, a Prevalent Concern Today - Child abuse is a prevalent concern in today’s society that is often misunderstood or neglected. Children among all social classes and age suffer physical, emotional, and sexual abuse on a regular basis. Adolescents frequently suffer from physical and emotional effects as a consequence of their parents’ abuse. Kids suffer from anxiety towards their own homes and parents for the fear of abuse or neglect. This abuse is understood to primarily be in the homes of uneducated or unfortunate parents. However, child abuse surpasses all racial, cultural, religious, and economic boundaries....   [tags: physical, sexual and emotional abuse]
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Taking a Look at Abuse in a Relationship - Since women often appeared trapped by violence, researchers surveyed women, who were in an abusive relationship at one time, to figure out why they remained with their partners. They found that the women currently involved in an abusive relationship viewed their partner positively, while women who had left the relationship tended to see the negative effects. Although they were abused, the women still in the relationship also received affection from the man. Thus, these women appear to use coping strategies to mask the abuse inflicted and convince themselves to remain in the harmful situation....   [tags: violence, physical and emotional abuse] 701 words
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Looking at Types of Child Abuse - ... All these conditions result in some sort of dominance over the victim. In some cases, the abuser feels guilty, but not about what they have done but more over the consequences of his/her actions. They sometimes ask for forgiveness for his/her own behavior to avoid taking responsibility over what happened. People who suffer from emotional abuse tend to have a low self- esteem, and their personality is broken down until the victim feels inferior in comparison to others (Effects of Emotional Abuse on Adults)....   [tags: physical, emotional, sexual abuse, neglect] 1760 words
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Unhealthy Relationships- The Devastating Effects of Verbal and Emotional Abuse - The statement “A relationship is only unhealthy if it becomes physically violent” could be supported by people who feel that because verbal abuse, lowering of self esteem and other repercussions of mentally or spiritually unhealthy relationships are not directly threatening to your physical health it remains “healthy”. A healthy relationship can be defined as being a reciprocal relationship where there is respect, empathy, compassion, acceptance, cooperation and listening for both people in the relationship....   [tags: Psychology, Abusive Relationships]
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Taking a Look at Child Abuse - ... The youth who are verbally abused may sometimes be defined as the “bullies”. A child who is verbally abused can act out aggressively, and or are prone to physical fighting. These kids are the ones who usually speak out against the teachers in classrooms or aren’t tamed by authorities. Physical abuse is the most known type of child abuse. Physical abuse is defined as the use of physical force that may result in bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment. (dictionary.com) “There is a gray line between child abuse, and in punishing your kid for doing wrong.”(Vought, Alpena High School Counselor)....   [tags: sexual, physical, emotional abuse, neglect] 1002 words
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Types of Abuse and the Long Term Effects - Abuse typically is broken down into four different types which include; physical, sexual, emotional or psychological, and neglect (Norman et al., 2012). During the 2012 fiscal year there were an estimated 686,000 abused and neglected children in the United States (Child Maltreatment, 2012). 686,000 includes children who were found by the state to have suffered from at least one form of abuse, and includes the children who died as a result of abuse (Child Maltreatment, 2012). There are many signs and symptoms that can be exhibited by children who suffer abuse, some signs and symptoms overlap, and some are unique to the type of abuse the child is suffering....   [tags: Physical, Secual, Emotional, Psychological, Abuse]
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What is Abuse and What are its Effects on People? - Everyone has either seen, experienced or been a victim of abuse. An inability to directly determine what abuse is leads people to question what actions classifies abuse. Abuse is generally associated with adults, child, animals and the elderly can suffer from mistreatment. A multitude of ways can express the idea of what abuse is. Most recently, the term bullying has become the universal term for children, abusing other children, however that is also a vague explanation. What are the criteria for identifying abuse....   [tags: physical, verbal, emotional, sexual abuse]
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Women and Substance Abuse (Why?) - ... Including domestic violence victimization than males that are in treatment. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, women with substance abuse issues are more likely than men to report greater dysfunction in the family of origin and with the lack of adequate role models for parenting. This goes back to the theory that most women turn to substances for self-medicating purposes due to unresolved traumas or events in their lives. Women’s addiction is also different because women not only self-medicate because of traumatic events, but also to function as a working mother/woman in a fast paced world....   [tags: emotional, physical abuse, mental health disorders]
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The Effect of Child Abuse on The Emotional Development of the Infant - The Effect of Child Abuse on the Emotional Development of the Infant to Five Years Old in the United States A Review of the Literature Child abuse is one of the most serious issues in the United States today. Child abuse is the physical, emotional/ psychological or sexual maltreatment of a minor. Neglecting a child is another type of abuse, and includes malnutrition, abandonment, and/or inadequate care of a child’s safety. Additionally, any neglectful act can lead to physical or emotional harm and in some cases death of a child....   [tags: sexual maltreatment, brutality, vulnerable]
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Typical and Atypical Abuse - Typical and Atypical Abuse Physical and emotional abuse can originate from any source but the majority of the abuse generates from parental or adult figures and is direct toward a timid figure, typically a child. The abuser commonly chooses a more timid recipient because they will be less likely to stand up against the abuser. Physical abuse is maltreatment that involves actual contact between one body part of a person and an other body part of an other person, such as hitting or slapping. Emotional abuse consists of just the opposite: maltreatment that is directed to harming the individual psychologically, such as negative comments or put downs (National Exchange Club Foundation, 2000)....   [tags: Physical Emotional Abuse Abusive Essays]
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Physical & Emotional Abuse in Jane Eyre: How This Affected Jane’s Evolution Into a Dynamic Character - Jane Eyre has been acclaimed as one of the best gothic novels in the Victorian Era. With Bronte’s ability to make the pages come alive with mystery, tension, excitement, and a variety of other emotions. Readers are left with rich insight into the life of a strong female lead, Jane, who is obedient, impatient, and passionate as a child, but because of the emotional and physical abuse she endures, becomes brave, patient, and forgiving as an adult. She is a complex character overall but it is only because of the emotional and physical abuse she went through as a child that allowed her to become a dynamic character....   [tags: literature, Romanticism]
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What is Domestic Violence? - Domestic Violence Domestic violence is a pattern of physical and mental abuse and controlling behavior in a relationship and can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, religion, or gender; this type of abuse can have both short and long term affects and can cause physical, mental, and emotional pain. While abuse can happen to anyone, women are by far the most frequent victims and men are the most frequent abusers. The U.S. department of justice estimates that 95 percent of the assaults on partners or spouses is committed by men against women (Toby)....   [tags: Emotional Abuse, Domestic Abuse]
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Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah - ... Soon after the end of World War II, a civil war between the Kuomintang and the Communists came about in 1945, which led to the defeat of the Kuomintang and the formation of the People's Republic of China. Common issues after the war consisted of starvation, malnutrition and disease among the people. Then, after the Great Leap Forward movement failed, Chairman Mao established the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution in attempt to change customs and industrialization for more Communist power....   [tags: childhood neglect, emotional abuse] 1424 words
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Domestic Violence: And They Didn't Live Happily Ever After - “And they lived happily ever after...” Little girls all over the world desire their love story to follow the path of these six promising words; but unfortunately for many young dreamers, this fairy tale finale becomes just the opposite of what they crave. These little girls grow up to become young women, and one out of every four will experience some sort of domestic violence in her lifetime. Domestic violence is “the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and other abusive behavior perpetrated by one intimate partner against the other.” While there are occurrences of domestic abuse against men, women account for eighty-five percent of all domestic violence cases...   [tags: sexual, physical and emotional abuse]
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Cyber Bullying; Hiding Behind the Screen - Although bullying has been around for numerous years, it has been considered a way to "toughen up" a child and prove their worth. As society changed so did other material, such as technology becoming more advanced. New accomplishments were achieved, however, the way people communicated among others through this new technology became just as bad as being bullied face-to-face. According to a book called Cyber Bullying, the word never existed before the year 2000, "before that time, there was no need for such a word to describe this type of bullying" (Hunter 8)....   [tags: psychological and emotional abuse]
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Different Types of Cyber Bullying - ... People cyber bully for many reasons, if they were popular they might be doing it to stay popular or just for entertainment or by seeing other people get hurt it makes them feel powerful. If they were not successful socially they might bully other people to help cope with their low self-esteem, or they think it will help them fit in, or they have trouble empathizing with those they hurt. Mostly a bullies' behavior comes from their own problems that they can't handle, and that their parents aren’t close to them as they should be, and that they are emotionally unstable, and unable to control their impulses....   [tags: physical, verbal and emotional abuse] 595 words
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What is Domestic Violence? - Domestic Violence Do you know what domestic violence is. Domestic violence is when someone has been physically, emotionally, or mentally abused. Some signs of domestic violence is when your partner humiliates you, threatens to kill the individual or themselves. Someone that has gone through physical, emotional, or mental abuse normally are more aware of the signs. This essay will cover the harmful effects of physical, emotional, and mental abuse. Physical abuse is when someone lays their hands on an individual or family member....   [tags: physical, verbal, emotional abuse]
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The Links Between Child Abuse and Psychological, Emotional, Behavioral, and Interpersonal Disorders - Abuse of children has become a major social problem and a main cause of many people's suffering and personal problems. Neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse have an immediate and long-term effects on a child's development. The long-term effects of abuse and neglect of a child can be seen in psychiatric disorders, increased rates of substance abuse, and relationship difficulties. Child abuse and neglect is a huge problem. Parents who abuse are people who have been abused and neglected themselves as children(Long Term Consequences)....   [tags: Violence Children Abuse Essays]
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Susan Glaspell's Trifles - ... The title of the play is in itself a symbol of suppressed women. While the men look for evidence in the house, their wives also explore the house where they discover clues that the men have made fun of and have dismissed as “trifles.” Mr. Henderson, the county attorney, upon entering the house is amazed by the deficiency lack of cleanliness in the Wrights’ house, and he thinks this is due to the Mrs. Wright’s lack of poor housewife skills. “Here's a nice mess,” he said resentfully…”Dirty towels....   [tags: symbols, emotional abuse, playwright]
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We Need to Pay Attention to Bullying and Cyber Bullying - Violated. Trapped. Afraid. These are the feelings of young victims of cyber bullying. Bullying has metamorphosed into so much more than face-to-face interactions. Now, children cannot escape the torture when they leave social situations. The torment follows them home and has transformed into words laced with hatred and animosity. Behind computer screens, the oppressors may remain anonymous, creating fear of the unknown. Unnamed and unidentified, these online bullies can instill terror in the hearts of those being harassed....   [tags: physical and emotional abuse by peers] 2457 words
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Violence in School and In the Workplace - Violent behavior at work and at school is exhibited in a wide-range of abusive behavior, a field that varies from mild forms of teasing to verbal abuse to long-standing persecution to deadly violence itself. Work-related slayings have steadily ranked amongst the highest causes of on-the-job deaths in the United States since 1992. Workers in certain occupational classes appear as amplified threats of violence, including schoolteachers. While faculty aggression has been recognized as a challenge among students, little is understood about violence in opposition to teachers....   [tags: violent behavior, bullying, emotional abuse]
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Theories on Working Memory and Bullying - Problem 1: Memory The NHS has recognised that numbers of error have transpired within nursing homes resulting from failures in central executive (short term) memory function in dementia patients. The NHS has sought advice on the possible interventions to help improve this type of memory and an overview of theory for this memory. They also want to know about how the effectiveness of the intervention would be measured. Baddeley and Hitch’s (1974) model of Working Memory will be used to explain this effect....   [tags: NHS, physical, emotional abuse, ]
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Afganistan: A Woman's Nightmare - What if you risked being assaulted every time you left your home. How would you feel if your husband was in control of every aspect of your life. Afghanistan women encounter both of these circumstances on a day-to-day basis. Many are faced with physical and emotional abuse by their husbands and families. Women’s rights in Afghanistan were majorly affected by the rule of the Taliban, a government group who stripped women of their human rights, established discriminating laws, and whose legacy still affects Afghan women today....   [tags: physical, emotional, abuse, discriminating, laws]
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The Threat of Physical, Emotional, and Mental Abuse if you Disagree: Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale - In Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale there is a threat of physical, emotional, and mental abuse if you disagree with the established group or party. The Handmaid’s Tale is a book about a “woman victimized by a totalitarian system that attempts to control her thoughts and deny her humanity” (Thomas 90). In The Handmaid’s Tale there are differences between all the women. There are the wives, who are married to the commanders. The commanders are in charge of all the other women. There are the econowives, which are the wives of the low-ranking officials....   [tags: Econowives, Manmade System]
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Taking a Look at Domestic Violence - ... Last but not least, psychological abuse is the threat that a person brings to himself or herself. They either destroy their property or try to end their lives. This paper will investigate and try to find a solution to overcome domestic violence. An action plan can be made up if the government decides to create new programs to protect the abused people and give them more rights. Education is also a crucial point, since people should be more aware of what is happening and how they should deal with it if they ever fall in this situation....   [tags: physical, emotional, sexual abuse] 1070 words
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Some Statistics on Child Maltreatment - Child maltreatment is “any act that seriously endangers a child’s physical or emotional well-being” (Belsky, 2010). There are four kinds of child maltreatment: physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. Physical abuse is any physical harm that results in bruises. It includes everything from extreme spanking to beating, which could result in death. Causing severe emotional damage, for example terrifying or taking advantage of a child, is considered emotional abuse. Sexual abuse includes everything from fondling and exhibitionistic acts to rape and incest....   [tags: physical, emotional, psychologial abuse] 617 words
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The Effect Of Child Abuse On The Emotional Development Of The Infant To Five Year Old Child In The United States. - ... The beginning of childhood is the process of growth in a child’s life, where a dependent infant grow into a independent little person who can take control of their own body and relate successfully with others. The early years of a child’s life are significant for cognitive, social and emotional developments. For that reason, it is important that caregivers or guardians take every step needed to make sure that children develop in a place where their social, emotional and educational needs are met In addition, most people tend to believe that home is the securest place to be; a place where one can run away from violence, discrimination, hate and all the injustices of the world nowadays,...   [tags: Neglect, Caregivers, Psychology] 694 words
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event such as war, abuse, and a brutal human encounter. If one has an emotional response to an event, the response can potentially become long-term. This long-term response is diagnosed as posttraumatic stress disorder. PTSD is thoroughly examined in soldiers after returning from combat. However, the US Army began screening soldiers for associations with PTSD during World War I prior to deployment (Jones 2003). Associations such as: family, education, personal histories, psychiatric disorder, and childhood abuse....   [tags: Traume, Emotional Disorder, Abuse, Brutality]
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Domestic Violence and What It Takes to Break Free - ... Walker who is recognized as the “mother of Battered Woman Syndrome”, “used original research to posit theories of victims’ psychological responses to violence, including learned helplessness and a three-stage theory of violence called the ‘cycle theory’ of violence, whose stages consist of tension-building, acute battering and most important in answering the question of ‘why don’t battered women leave?’.”( Strucke, M., Hajjar, K. 2010, para 18). What most people find so difficult to understand in such cases is Battered Woman Syndrome itself....   [tags: physical, emotional and sexual abuse] 1286 words
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How to Deal with Bullying - “Administrators must work with parents, students and community agencies to address the problem and failing to do so can lead to tragic outcomes” (Holladay 4). Meanwhile support is needed: for the students being bullied or the perpetrators (3. SV: SV). School district can however teach students to be care when they use the internet (Education digest 30). According to an 2006 study found that “40% of preteens and 30% of teens are cyberbullied at school’’ (5). Cyberbullying does not begin at school; the behavior can, have serious negative effects (2.SVC;S,C)....   [tags: verbal, emotional and physical abuse] 632 words
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Intimate Partner Violence - Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is historically referred to as domestic violence. It describes a pattern of coercive and assaultive behavior that may include psychological abuse, progressive isolation, sexual assault, physical injury, stalking, intimidation, deprivation, and reproductive coercion among partners (The Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF), 1999). IPV leads to lifelong consequences such as lasting physical impairment, emotional trauma, chronic health problems, and even death. It is an issue effecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background....   [tags: psychological/physical/emotional,/sexual abuse]
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Taking a Look at Bullying in Schools - Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance (stopbullying.gov). Bullying is in every type of school now from elementary to college. And it seems as though children are getting meaner and meaner. The victims of bullies seem to be going to more drastic measures to stop the torture. Bullying as of late is quickly becoming one of the most reported acts in school. A fourth grader named Antonio wrote an essay reflecting on his life as a bully and how much he wanted to change....   [tags: aggressive behavior, emotional & phisical abuse]
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Domestic Violence - No one deserves to be hurt physically, emotionally, or sexually. Therefore neither man, child, or woman should have to be a victim of domestic violence. Women are not the only people who are subjected to domestic violence. Even though, on further evaluation on the website of womensaid.org, statistics state that, “32% of women who had ever experienced domestic violence did so four or five (or more) times, compared with 11% of the (smaller number) of men who had ever experienced domestic violence”....   [tags: Abuse, Physical, Emotional, Sexual]
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Taking a Look at Childhood Abuse - Since 2006 the amount of head trauma related incidents from child abuse has increased more rapidly than expected and has significantly risen within the past year, As a college student studying and coming into close contact with many locals and families of locals, I wondered why this was happening. Scientist isn’t sure if it’s economic stress of if there is just a random wave of violence streaming through the United States family households. I immediately came across the physical damages that had been done to children with connection to child abuse and though rather than focusing on this matter with connection to child abuse and thought rather than focusing on this matter with in the United S...   [tags: emotional trauma] 1931 words
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Pain into Beauty - Pain into Beauty People look back on their childhoods in different ways. Some see it as a time of joy and laughter, love and learning. Many feel a bittersweet mixture of happy nostalgia, and painful moments. Some prefer not to look back at all, seeking only to move forward. Then there are people like me, who look back in anger, bitterness, and sorrow. It seems that few people enjoy a pain-free upbringing. In fact, the very idea of childhood is a fairly new concept. In the early part of the last century, children were considered miniature adults, and were expected to act that way....   [tags: Personal Narrative Emotional Verbal Abuse Essays] 2762 words
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The Seriousness of Emotional Deprivation - ... This includes yelling, screaming, negative comparisons to others, telling them they are no good, worthless” or “a mistake.” It also includes the failure to provide the love and support necessary for the development of a child’s emotional, social, physical and intellectual well-being. Neglecting a child is failure to provide for physical needs, this includes lack of supervision, inappropriate housing, inadequate provision of food and water, inappropriate clothing for season or weather, abandonment, denial of medical care and inadequate hygiene....   [tags: malnutrition, starvation, child abuse, disorders] 1211 words
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Elder Abuse in Nursing Homes - ... Be alert, if you notice any of these signs, or a sudden change in behavior or personality in your loved one, they may be in an abusive situation. While visiting your loved ones in a facility or at their home there are several warning signs you can look for to know whether or not you should suspect abuse. In most abuse situations, the victim is completely dependent on the caregiver that is abusing them. Abuse is most common in Americans over the age of 60 (1 in 9). Seniors that are or have been abused have a 300 percent higher death rate than those who are not abused....   [tags: sexual, physical, emotional]
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Is Corporal Punishment Child Abuse? - Hitting, fighting, screaming, ignoring, unnecessary touching, are all examples of child abuse. Child abuse is more than bruises and broken bones. While physical abuse might be the most visible, other types of abuse, such as emotional abuse and neglect, also leave deep, lasting scars. (Smith, and Segal). There are four types of child abuse, physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect. Physical abuse is any type of injury a child may receive, such as scars, bruises, and other visible injuries, which can occur from hitting, slapping, kicking and other types of violence....   [tags: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect]
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The Effects of Child Abuse - ... According to the child protective agencies & services ( the CPS & CSA ) in a yearly federal report the a unworldly wide rate has gone up. Neglecting has been the most common , having a rate of 78.3%, physical abuse is 17.6%, sexual abuse at 9.2% and physiological is at 8.1 %. Physical abuse is aggression physically injuries directed by an adult. Often this type of abuse is confused with child discipline. Many bruises and broken bones have merely passed by the eyes of tha law as accidents, disobedient children and/or discipline....   [tags: physical, emotional, sexual, neglect] 607 words
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The Effects of Substance Abuse in Young Adults - By the eighth grade, 29.5 percent of adolescents have consumed alcohol, 15.5 percent have smoked cigarettes, and 15 percent have used marijuana (11 Facts About Teens and Drug Use). Substance abuse by young adults using illegal or prescription drugs and alcohol can result in a loss of interest in education, serious emotional problems and chemical dependency. Substance abuse can cause lower grades, leading to becoming less involved in school activities, skipping school because of lack of interest and possibly dropping out all together....   [tags: education, emotional, chemical dependency]
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The Long Term Effects of Child Abuse - ... The parents who do this are damaging their kids. A prime example of child abuse through the indoctrination into religion is shown in the 2006 American documentary Jesus Camp. The film centers around Becky Fisher’s evangelic Christian summer camp in Devils Lake, North Dakota and focus on three children (Levi, Rachel, and Tory) and their journey through “Jesus Camp”. One scene in particular really made it clear that what Becky Fisher is doing at this camp is in fact abusive to the children....   [tags: emotional and psychological scars] 616 words
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Domestic Violence is Primary Abuse of Women - ... In 2005, the WHO interviewed over 24,000 women between the ages of 15 and 49 years in various Asian, African, and South American countries to assess the prevalence of IPV. The survey found that IPV was a globally prominent issue with prevalence of physical violence ranged from 13% (Japan) to 61% (Peru), and prevalence of sexual violence ranged from 6% (Japan) to 59% (Ethiopia) among interviewees (WHO, 2005). Victims of IPV may acquire bodily damages due to physical abuse, such as severe wounds, broken bones, traumatic injury, and other physical deformities (NCIPC, 2011; WHO, 2010)....   [tags: sexual, physical, emotional] 581 words
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