Chapter 12. Child Abuse, Spousal Abuse, and Sexual Assault. Child Abuse. 1,800,000 referrals alleging child abuse 896,000 children determined to be abused per year in the U. S. Physical abuse Sexual abuse General neglect Emotional abuse. CHILD ABUSE ACCOMMODATION SYNDROME. Abuse
1. Honeymoon Stage: The man and woman are getting along, are in love, and believe all is fine.
2. Tensions Stage: Man begins to complain, express stressful feelings, criticize. Woman walks on eggshells and tries to prevent him from getting angry.
3. Explosion Stage: Man screams, throws, punches, kicks, pushes, hits, and attempts to control woman. Woman thinking how to survive rather than escape.
4. Return to Honeymoon Stage: Man asks forgiveness, begs for another chance. Woman feels hopeful that he’ll change, and remembers his potential.