Family Violence And Its Effects On The Victims Of Children

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Introduction Family violence may not be limited to one family member; therefore nurses who suspect child abuse should also suspect other forms of abuse. Other forms of abuse may include but are not limited to; physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect. All three of these can victimize adults as well as children. Abuse is all about power in which the abuser intimidates the victim with controlling behaviors that often begin with either emotional or physical abuse. Women and children, unfortunately, are almost twice as likely to experience some form of abuse during their lifetime. Ways in which abusers can gain control are; verbal and physical threats, isolation, intimidation, intentional cruelness, withholding support, sexual abuse, and using children against the victim. Most victims of some form of abuse experience long term effects such as mental and emotional disorders that can affect their quality of life and ability to interact with others in an effective and trusting manner. Although the examples given are not inclusive, they demonstrate the scope of family violence and its detrimental effects on the victims of abuse. Literature Review “Violence and Human Abuse”, chapter 25 of Foundations of Nursing in the Community: Community-Oriented Practice, provides an extensive amount of information about the core features of violence and how to recognize violent behaviors (Stanhope, 2014). It also goes into depth about the different types of violence that can be experienced in a
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