In many situations their peers are aware of the abuse and don’t know how to approach the situation. Many abused individuals who are confronted by their peers deny any accusations in fear they will be alienated. Unfortunately, there seems to be a stigma on the abused and surprisingly some people assume the victim did something wrong and got what they deserved. Because of judgmental people who lack empathy victims of abuse conceal the harsh realities they face daily to prevent rejection. Thankfully, domestic violence advocates are there to help individuals who seriously in need of positive guidance and support.
It is thought that it is the behaviour of a few ‘sick’ or disturbed individuals, but in actual fact Domestic Violence is far too widespread to be the work of just a few individuals. A minority pattern is that men are abused by women in some cases; official statistics say that 1 in 7 men are abused at some point in their lives by a woman, and 1 in 20 men experience it repeatedly. Another pattern is 1% of Domestic Violence cases are committed by women on another woman. Mirrlees - Black’s (1999) survey of 16,000 people estimates that there are 6.6 million Domestic assaults a year, about half of those involving physical injury. Domestic Violence is not random but follows particular social patterns and these patterns have social causes.
Most people do not realize that failure to report child abuse is just as bad, and sometimes even worse than child abuse itself. After this case, mandated reporters of physical and sexual child abuse will be held more accountable for filing reports. Child abuse comes in several forms. There’s the obvious physical abuse and neglect, and the less noticeable sexual, mental, and emotional abuse. Child abuse is more prevalent than we would like to think, so the role of a mandated reporter is crucial in stopping as many instaces of child abuse as possible.
Now understand that I could not be more wrong. I now know that there is a power struggle that is very difficult for the hearing community to understand that they are oppressing the deaf by just not listening and seeing what they are doing wrong. I think that the main problem is that instead to actual listen to what the problems are, the hearing side prefers to ignore the replies and do what they think is best for the deaf using their own perspective. Being part of a minority and now knowing that the deaf are definitely a minority, makes it easier for me to identify with the problems and obstacles that they may have faced and are continuing to struggle with. In the past it was hard for me to understand the degree of difficulty that the deaf people had to endure.
The consequences for learner are just as serious and potentially damaging, for example: • Emotional / psychological damage of being included or excluded for special treatment. This reinforces low self esteem beliefs that some learners are more likable / popular / deserving than others whilst others are there to be ignored Can keep them in a dependant position rather than encouraging them to develop coping skills of their own and to be independent Emotional / psychological damage of receiving mixed or inconsistent messages from trusted, respected, professional role models Lead to abuse or punishment by parents /
It is important that such treatment options are discussed in order for service users to be able to make informed choices (NICE, 2004). Sally explained that she was slightly apprehensive about treatment, as still finds it hard to admit she has a problem as it has been a way of life for so long. The NICE guidelines state that many people with anorexia nervosa find it hard to acknowledge they have a problem and are ambivalent about change. Onyett (1992) quoted “very few people seek help for mental health problems with enthusiasm” therefore it is important for professionals working alongside such clients to build an empathetic and supportive relationship, with the patient and if necessary family members (NICE, 2004), in Sally’s case she felt it would be beneficial to have couples therapy with her boyfriend, to overcome some difficulties they are currently
When daily demands of caring for adults, whether they are elderly, have a mental or physical illness, or have substance abuse problems, are thrust onto a carer who has not received the correct training for the job, they will become frustrated, angry, tired or worn down by the demands of the job and this can lead to abusive behaviours by the care giver. Without correct training care givers may be unaware of available resources and assistance, if they have no training for managing people with difficult behaviours they may use physical force, which may be unintentional but in many cases it may be deliberate. A caregiver may also be under stress because they are not getting enough support from colleagues, or working in poor conditions, or someone may simply be unsuited to be a caregiver, making the caregiver become burned out, impatient and unable to keep from lashing out at the person they are caring
Moreover, there still remains the stereotype that women cannot escape the abusive relationship because of financial fears and family obligations. While this only shows half of the picture, it does not show the whole image of the problem. Some people argue that domestic violence is not a gender problem, but a humanity one. However, as we see in everyday life, domestic violence as shown on television concentrates on the female victim and the public’s hate is directed at the perpetrator who is the male. This public view on domestic violence is influenced by the media.
These under age prostitutes are just at risk of catching and spreading other sexually transmitted diseases to their babies and to other johns-not to mention each other. These children are also subjected to mental abuse from both the johns and the pimps which can lead to serious long term mental illness. These illness include everything from anxiety to depression to thoughts of suicide and even post-traumatic stress disorder. In the United States, 25 of 61 pregnant prostituted adolescents reported that they had seriously considered or attempted suicide within the past year( Pro- stitution and Sex Trafficking pg 54). The child prostitute has to endure feelings of hopelessness, abandonment, insomnia, nightmares and constantly being degraded by the johns and the pimps.
Domestic Violence Domestic Violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, or other abusive behavior as part of control perpetrated by one intimate partner to another (justice.gov). Domestic violence directed against women is serious, though it can happen to both male and female. Former US Surgeon General Dr. C. Everette Koop has called it women’s number one health problem. According to “safehorizon.org” nearly 3 million men are physically assaulted in the USA 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence during their life time. More than 60% of domestic violence incidents take place at home.