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Prevalance domestic abuse

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  • 1. Prevalence in witnessing Domestic ViolenceWitnessing domestic violence is a very common term in our child abuse subject. As we havelearned from our class lecture, video presentation by our teacher and, other sources that thechildren are in the most vulnerable position and comparatively high in quantity of all othervictims group of domestic violence. Child Welfare Information Gateway indicate “Thewitnessing of domestic violence can be auditory, visual, or inferred, including cases in which thechild perceives the aftermath of violence, such as physical injuries to family members or damageto property.” https://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/witnessdv.cfmAmerican Bar Association‟s has posted „survey of recent statistics‟ about prevalence of domesticviolence on their websites. They have included diverse country, culture, sex, place and manyother categories in their elaborative survey report. I want to mention specifically about childrenand domestic violence report from that website.“Domestic Violence & Children Slightly more than half of female victims of intimate violence live in households with children under age 12. Lawrence A. Greenfield et al.,U.S. Dept of Just., NCJ 167237, Violence by Intimates: Analysis of Data on Crimes by Current or Former Spouse, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends (1998) available at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/vi.pdf A recent study of low-income pre-school children in Michigan found that nearly half (46.7 percent) of the children in the study had been exposed to at least one incident of mild or severe violence in the family. Children who had been exposed to violence suffered symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, such as bed-wetting or nightmares, and were at greater risk than their peers of having allergies, asthma, gastrointestinal problems, headaches and flu. Sandra Graham-Bermann & Julie Seng, Violence Exposure and Traumatic Stress Symptoms as Additional Predictors of Health Problems in High-Risk Children, 146 J. of Pediatrics 309 (2005). Battered women are not the only victims of abuse - it is estimated that anywhere between 3.3 million and 10 million children witness domestic violence annually. Research demonstrates that exposure to violence can have serious negative effects on childrens development. Sharmila Lawrence, National Center for Children in Poverty, Domestic Violence and Welfare Policy: Research Findings That Can Inform Policies on Marriage and Child Well- Being 5 (2002).
  • 2. One study of 2,245 children and teenagers found that recent exposure to violence in the home was a significant factor in predicting a childs violent behavior. Mark I. Singer, et al., Cuyahoga County Cmty. Health Research Institute, The Mental Health Consequences of Childrens Exposure to Violence (1998). Children exposed to Intimate Partner Violence were 1.6 times as likely to score in the borderline to clinical level range on externalizing behaviors relative to children of similar age and sex (as measured on three scales of internalizing behaviors, externalizing behaviors, and social competence according to the standardized psychometric instrument of Achenbachs Child Behavior Checklist, or CBCL). Mary A. Kernic et al., Behavioral Problems Among Children Whose Mothers are Abused by an Intimate Partner, 27 Child Abuse & Neglect 1231 at 1239 (2003). Children exposed to maternal Intimate Partner Violence, without experiencing child maltreatment, were 40% more likely to have a total behavioral problem score within the borderline to clinical range than CBCL normative children. Mary A. Kernic et al., Behavioral Problems Among Children Whose Mothers are Abused by an Intimate Partner, 27 Child Abuse & Neglect 1231 at 1239 (2003). See also Family Violence Prevention Fund, The Facts on Children and Domestic Violence, (2005), available at http://endabuse.org/resources/facts/Children.pdf (Aug 1, 2005).”(http://www.americanbar.org/groups/domestic_violence/resources/statistics.html#children)Some other websites – here is some other websites that have discussed about the same issue(Prevalence of domestic violence)http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/1602779?uid=3739448&uid=2&uid=3737720&uid=4&sid=21102056495847https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/183781.pdfhttp://repository.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1125&context=gse_pubshttp://www.measuredhs.com/pubs/pdf/OD31/OD31.pdfFrom that entire website we have got a comprehensible picture of domestic violence. We havealso seen that children and women are the main victim of this kind of abuse. As an ECE student,as a part of the society, and after all as a human being we should carry out our responsibility. Weneed to stand for those groups who are victim and dominated by the dominant group.

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