Domestic Violence

1340 Words Aug 8th, 2013 6 Pages
Domestic Violence is a problem sweeping the nation. This problem can affect anyone from anywhere but is generally acting out upon children and adult women in abusive relationships. Domestic violence is emotionally and physically scarring for anyone involved, and as a result could take multiple intervention meetings to begin to understand the issue, alleviate the associated problems, and to assist the victim in getting back on his or her feet. The consequences of abuse include anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and self-harm. Children may begin to act differently to their usual behavior - withdrawal is very common, as is self-harming (Khan, 2012). There are two ways that people can consider interventions for victims of …show more content…
The three most common ways to use persuasion to curb domestic violence is to educate, have nonverbal signals, and to speak out. Educating people will teach people how to deal with anger in a passive way before turning into an abusive case. Different kinds of people can be shown and given education on the dangers and signs of domestic violence and can use their knowledge of the issue to put a stop to it. Nonverbal signals are a good way for people in relationships with anger problems to control that anger. If there is a nonverbal signal in place, whoever is angry can take the time to walk away and clear their head before turning to violence during an argument. Last, speaking out is one of the best ways to put a stop to domestic violence. Calling the authorities when he or she see or hear something can save someone’s life. Take the necessary steps when something first happens rather than later, when it gets out of hand. Domestic violence is a crime, and there are almost always victims that come out of it damaged. Persuading people to do these things could very well curb domestic violence and help save a life. (2) Social psychology can help to end domestic violence in many ways. Social Psychology deals with interactions between people. So, in theory, social psychology could help psychologists study the relationship from parent to abuser, and the relationship from
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