Domestic Violence2

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Domestic violence is a serious issue in today’s society that is often overlooked. It affects people of all ages, races, and sexes, yet still not many people know anything about it. There are many different types of Domestic violence in families. They include: child abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, and physical abuse. All of which are very traumatic for the victims involved. Child abuse is one of the top types of violence that is often left unknown. The reason it is never reported is because often, the child being abused is scared to tell an authority. In many cases the abuser would threaten the child. In other cases the abuser would tell the child that it was their fault they were being beaten. After being told something like this the child is scared for their own safety if anyone were to find out their secret, so they do not tell anyone about what is going on in their lives. Some cases of child abuse are taken to the extreme and a young person ends up dead. Of all the child murder cases 61% of the time the mother is the murderer. The statistics are scary, but until the kids who are being abused are brave enough to tell someone about thei Continue...


They would say things that would lead the person to believe they are worthless or are not good enough for anyone. There are, however, several ways to get help if you are a victim of domestic violence or know someone who is. There are not a lot of people that report these types of abuse cases, but there are more reported than with the child abuse cases and the sexual abuse cases. Sexual abuse is the second highest type of violence that is left untold. If they are not the statistics will never change and the amount of domestic violence cases we are seeing today will never drop. It is where one person, usually a spouse, is physically beating their partner. You may ask what provokes violator to do such a thing Many studies show that 33 of the offenders had been sexually abused as a child. This means that they learned of the abuse when they were younger and maybe thought that was the only way to do it. The third type of domestic violence in families is emotional abuse. You can either tell a school authority, police, or call a hotline specially made to help people in distress. Child abuse also falls into this category. Boston: Praeger Publishing Trade, October 1997.