FHS 213 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Intimate Partner Violence, Social Stigma

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Intimate Partner Violence:
Family violence:
Intimate partner violence (domestic violence)
Patterns of coercive and controlling behaviors perpetrated by an adult or
teen against an intimate partner
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Abuse of a parent by a child
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Elder child
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Coercive controlling violence: (intimate terrorism)
Men are more likely to do it
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Eating oranges is more likely to make a man hit a woman
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Men do it to:
Establish control
Acting out culturally designated roles
Mirroring violence in society
Because peers and elders allow it
Learned behavior
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Violent Resistance:
Situational Couple Violence or Interactive Violence:
Resorting to violent behavior to act out negative emotions
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Committed equally by both sexes
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Why do people stay?
Fear of injury/death
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Shame (failed marriage, negative social stigma, this isn't supposed to happen to
me"
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Hope- that abuser will change, that the victim's actions will make abuser
change, that the violence stop
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Lack of resources- abuser controls finances, unemployment, childcare, no access
to bank accounts/credit cards, housing
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Dependence on batterer
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Children- batterer may threaten to abuse/kill children, fears loos of custody of
children, may not have the resources
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Love
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Rural environments
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Week 4
Monday, April 23, 2018
12:03 PM
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