Essay about Family Violence

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CHAPTER 1

1.) Based on your reading of this chapter, how would you define family violence?

Family violence occurs in many forms; the most prominent are domestic violence, child abuse, and elder abuse. Family violence affects many persons at some point in their life and constitutes the majority of violent acts in our society. Family violence requires that a relationship exist between the parties before, during and after the incident of the family violence. Family violence differs within each family and is any act committed between family or household members, which are intended to result in physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or is a threat that place the person in fear of immediate physical harm or bodily injury.

2.) What is
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Some abusers learned to abuse from their parents. Their early history may have consisted of receiving abuse themselves and/or seeing others abused, and this abuse becomes a normal condition of life for them. By choosing to be the aggressor and abuser, the abuser may get their first sense of taking control over their own destiny and not being at the mercy of others.

Chapter 2
1.) Although young children are often prone to bruising because of their level of activity, questionable bruising should always be reported. It is not the physician’s responsibility to decide if it is abuse but, it is the physician responsibility to act on his or her concerns and do something about it, which would be to report it . Furthermore, physicians mandated reporters and they are designated as such because they are in a position to receive information that a child is or may be at risk, and to pass this information on to the agencies that can intervene to protect the child. Whether the physician knows the parents or have visited them in their home, this should not be considered as a factor in a child abuse case; the goal of mandatory reporting is to protect children. By protecting one child in a home, the mandatory reporter may also be protecting other children in the home. This may also

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