Domestic violence has multiplied and more victims and perpetrators are being identified in America. On average, 3 women are murdered by their partner during a domestic violence dispute or thereafter in the U. S.
WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?
Family and domestic violence are abusive behaviors in which one individual gains power over another individual.
- Intimate partner violence typically includes sexual or physical violence, psychological aggression, and stalking. This may include former or current intimate partners.
- Child abuse involves the emotional, sexual, physical, or neglect of a child under the age of 18 by a parent, custodian, or caregiver that results in potential harm, harm, or a threat of harm.
- Elder abuse is a failure to act or an intentional act by a caregiver that causes or creates a risk of harm to an elder.
According to a 2019 study by the CDC, Domestic violence, spousal abuse, battering, or intimate partner violence is typically the victimization of an individual with whom the abuser has an intimate or romantic relationship. The CDC defines domestic violence as “physical violence, sexual violence, stalking, and psychological aggression (including coercive acts) by a current or former intimate partner.
Domestic and family violence has no boundaries. This violence occurs in intimate relationships regardless of culture, race, religion, or socioeconomic status. All healthcare professionals must understand that domestic violence, whether in the form of emotional, psychological, sexual, or physical violence, is common in our society and should develop the ability to recognize it and make the appropriate referral.
REASON ABUSERS NEED TO CONTROL
- Anger Management issues
- Low self-esteem
- Feeling inferior
- Cultural beliefs they have the right to control their partner
- Personality disorder or psychological disorder
- Learned behavior from growing up in a family where domestic violence was accepted
- Alcohol and drugs, as an impaired individual may be less likely to control violent impulses
We offer a State Certified 24-week family violence intervention program that addresses these abusive behaviors we seek to replace controlling behaviors such as intimidation, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, threats and coercion. Call us at 404-594-1770 for an expedited appointment.