11. Family Stress and Crisis: Violence among Intimates. The Nature of Stress and Crisis. Crisis: A critical change of events that disrupts the functioning of a person’s life Family Stress: Tensions that test a family’s emotional resources Acute Stress: Short-term stress
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Family Stress and Crisis: Violence among Intimates
Responses to Stress
The Social Readjustment Rating Scale: A scale of major life events over the past year, each of which is assigned a point value.
Patterns of Family Crises
Coping or Not: The ABC-X Models
Violence is a social problem because:
Defined as violence between those who are physically and sexually intimate, such as spouses or partners
How We Define and Measure Intimate Partner Violence
Frequency of Intimate Partner Violence
Types of Intimate Partner Violence
Stalking and Cyberstalking
Consequences of Intimate Partner Violence
Coping with Violence: Leaving and Staying
Violence in Gay and Lesbian Relationships
Rape and Sexual Assault
Types of Child Abuse
Who Would Abuse Children?
Consequences of Child Abuse
A Synthesis: Power and Control
Violence and the Law
Domestic Violence Shelters
Treatment Programs for Abusers