Women And Domestic Violence : India Essay

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Women and Domestic Violence

India Chillious

Cleveland State University

This paper was prepared or Social Work 622, Section 480, taught by Professor Seck

Violence has been an ongoing issue, and has increased over the years. There are many different types of violence that can take place, one being domestic violence. Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person (U.S. Department of Justice, 2014). There is an increase of domestic violence with women being the victims, although men have a high number of being victims of Domestic Violence also. The National Coalition against Domestic Violence states that 85% of domestic violence victims are women (NCADV, 2014). This review explored the different factors that affect women who have been or are currently in domestic violent relationships, with one major issue being substance abuse and the services, if any, that were provided to them, and if they were beneficial. Starting from childhood, domestic violence within the home affects children greatly. There is an estimated 3 million children who witness domestic violence within the home on a yearly basis (CNN, 2014). Studies typically show that young adolescent girls may act out in

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