Psyc 379 Week 9 – Other Family Violence
Outline the similarities and differences between elder and child abuse and
o Child Abuse:
The act needs to be intentional.
The act should be judged against community standards
The act includes the endangerment of the child.
o Child neglect is the same except instead of intentional it is reckless
o Risk assessments for child and elder abuse are incomplete
o Elder abuse is seeking more and more attention with an aging population
o Child abuse reporting is mandatory under Child Welfare Act
o Child Abuse Risk Evaluation (CARE)
Describe the nature and perpetrators of abuse
o Mental health, socioeconomic issues, victimization, dependency, physical
health. Substance use, stress and coping, attitudes
o Nature of Abuse:
Neglect, emotional abuse, economic abuse, intimidation/threat,
physical abuse, abuse is diverse, abuse is persistent (chronic),
abuse is severe, abuse is escalating, abuse involving supervision
Psyc 379 Week 11 – Stalking
No person shall, without lawful authority and knowing that another person is harassed
or recklessly as to whether the other person is harassed, engage in conduct referred to
in subsection (2) that causes that other person reasonably, in all the circumstances, to
fear for their safety or the safety of anyone known to them.
- Repeatedly following from place to place the other pe