Family Violence : A Problem

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Hannah Wyatt
Mrs. Gallos
English 3 Honors
6 April 2017
Family Violence A problem that occurs in many homes, though some do not see it, is abuse. Whether it be from a parent, spouse, brother or sister, it is a very real thing that can sometimes go unnoticed. Handling a situation, such as this, is harder to do when one does do not know exactly what it is or when it is occurring. Even though people do not see or hear about it, people should be educated on it and learn how to stop it because it affects people of both genders and statics show that it is increasing. To learn how to prevent it, one must first know what it is. Family violence is when someone in the home is abusing another person of the home, or someone else that is blood
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Some can be affected by this abuse so much that it messes with them mentally. People suffer from depression, anxiety and many other things from the abuse they suffered from as a kid. It is harder to deal with this sort of problem at a young age because they probably do not exactly understand what is happening or how to get help. Some do not report the abuse, therefore, accurate statistics on a case such as this one becomes difficult to find. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, “71% of women and 58% of men first experienced these types of violence before the age of 25” (“Prevent Domestic Violence”). Although abuse happens more toward the female population, it can occur toward males. Gender roles come into play a lot when it comes to finding real statics because most males would be ashamed of admitting something like this. Males are supposed to be the stronger sex,however, that does not mean that it is any less of a problem for them. Some fathers may abuse their sons just like they abuse their daughters. (" Domestic Violence In Australia”)
If someone were to hear about their friend being abused at home, they should know at least a little but of what to do to help them. If it is more on the physical side, they should contact the police immediately with evidence that it is happening. When it is more verbally, it becomes very difficult to
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