The Effects Of Domestic Violence On The Family System

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According to the above literature and the fact on the ground domestic violence physically, psychologically and socially affects women, men and their families. In addition, the abuse usually is an attempt by one partner to exert control through pressure, fear, verbal abuse or threats of violence. Therefore, the family system concepts theory “understanding the significance of the environmental context of the family system is the key to assessing family process and outcomes” Thomlison, 2010, p. 45). The family system “concept 1 theory is the family as a system is greater than the sum of its individual system (Thomlison, 2010, p. 46). In addition, this theory is very helpful on identity the impact of the domestic violence on the family because the issues are related to one another any change in one part will affect the others (Thomlison, 2010, p. 46). According to this concept, a practitioner can clearly visualize children growing up in violent homes do not need to be physically abused to take on violent and delinquent behavior it is enough to witness their mother’s or father’s abuse. For instance, if a practitioner is dealing with a teenager who is struggling lose the ability to feel empathy for others, feel socially isolated, unable to make friends as easily due to social discomfort or confusion over what is acceptable. The practitioner if he uses concept 1 can assist and understand the cause of teenage behavior during intervention if he understands the family as a whole”
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