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Dynamics of Domestic Violence. Course Overview. Statistics About Domestic Abuse Myths Causes of Abuse Definitions of Abuse Dynamics of Domestic Abuse Why Women Stay How to Talk to Victims. Statistics. National State City. Myths. Battering is rare. Only some people experience it.

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Course overview
Course Overview

  • Statistics About Domestic Abuse

  • Myths

  • Causes of Abuse

  • Definitions of Abuse

  • Dynamics of Domestic Abuse

  • Why Women Stay

  • How to Talk to Victims


Statistics
Statistics

  • National

  • State

  • City


Myths
Myths

  • Battering is rare. Only some people experience it.

  • Men who batter are very mean, scuzzy, and “skid row” types. They hate everybody.

  • Battered women are always uneducated, “lower class” or working class, or poor. Battered women are from minority groups, who don’t know any better.

  • Battered women always look beat up. They look abused and assaulted. You can always tell who they are.


Causes of abuse
Causes of Abuse

  • Learned

  • Opportunity/Societal Forces

  • Stress

  • Decision


Definition of abuse
Definition of Abuse

  • Abuse

  • Physical

  • Emotional

  • Psychological

  • Sexual


Dynamics of domestic abuse
Dynamics of Domestic Abuse

  • Phase 1: Escalation

  • Phase 2: Acute Battering

  • Phase 3: Honeymoon or Sorrow

  • The Use of Power to Attain Control in a Relationship


Why stay in an abusive relationship
Why stay in an abusive relationship?

  • Fear of Partner’s Action

  • Effects of Abuse

  • Isolation

  • Economic Dependency

  • Leaving is a Process


How to talk to victims
How to talk to Victims

  • Listen to them

  • Believe them.

  • Assure them that it is not their fault

  • Do not pass judgment on them or the person that hurt them

  • Tell them about support services that are available

  • Ask if they are safe right now

  • If they are in immediate danger call 911


Resources
Resources

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline- 1-800-799-7233

  • Minnesota 24-hour Hotline- 1-866-223-1111


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