Domestic Violence Is The Act Of Committing Physical And Sexual Violence

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Domestic Violence is the act of committing physical and sexual violence, psychological abuse, intimidation, holding one hostage, isolating one from family members and friends, beating, shoving, pushing, controlling another’s will and way of thinking, financial and emotional abuse. Consequently, the abuser systematically and willfully perpetuates power and control over their victims. Domestic violence has no class, race, gender or age, income level, occupation, communities, culture, religion or higher learning anyone from any walk of life can be or become a victim. Domestic violence affects many types of relationships it is seen in elderly abuse involving partners, relatives, and caregivers, same-sex relationships, parent versus children also this relationship may also be reciprocal with regards to abuse, married couples, partners, and siblings. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten; an average of 20 people is physically abused by intimate partners every minute. Which results in 10 million abuse victims annually; 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have been physically abused by an intimate partner; 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have been severely physically abused by an intimate partner; 1 in 7 women and 1 in 18 men have been stalked. Stalking causes the target to fear she/he or someone close to her/him will be harmed or killed. On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines nationwide receive approximately 20,800 calls. The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%. Domestic violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime. Domestic violence is most common among women between the ages of 18-24; 19% of domestic vio... ... middle of paper ... ...tient. And perhaps get the local authorities and specialized organizations who would offer immediate assistance involved. I would also gently and sincerely voice my concerns to the patient hoping to gain his or her trust and encourage that person to seek and accept help. If they wanted to talk I would listen and not be judgmental, be supportive, assure the patient that their information will be kept confidential. I would educate the patient by providing educational domestic violence materials to read and provide them with addresses and telephone numbers to organizations that would provide instant help with shelter for themselves and children. The National Domestic Violence Center 24-hour crisis contact telephone number is universal and can be found in most establishments- (1800)799-7233(SAFE). I would also strongly recommend that they get an order of protection.
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