The Effects Of Intimate Partner Violence On The Workplace Essay

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Every year, nearly 10 million men and women are abused by an intimate partner in the United States. Intimate partner violence or IPV is defined as any behavior within an intimate relationship that causes physical, psychological, or sexual harm to those in the relationship (Burgess, Regerhr, & Roberts, 2013). Acts of physical aggression include slapping, punching, kicking, beating, and biting. Twenty individuals are victims of physical violence every minute in the United States. Psychological maltreatment is the hardest form of abuse to detect, however it can cause long-term detrimental consequences such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Displays of psychological maltreatment include, but are not limited to verbal attacks, isolating the victim, verbal threats of harm, humiliation, controlling the victim, and stalking. Sexual harm is characterized as any forced sexual intercourse. Research suggests that 1 in every 5 women will be raped in her lifetime (Burgess, Regerhr, & Roberts, 2013). In recent years the issue of Intimate Partner Violence has gained much attention from researchers and psychologists everywhere. Many attribute this type of violence to the need for individuals to have power and to be in control of those around them. Intimate partner violence is often portrayed in movies and in TV shows. Many movies are exaggerated for entertainment purposes, however Enough directed by Michael Apted and staring Jennifer Lopez is a heart wrenching classic that truly emulates
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