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5 Important Facts Why Domestic Violence Is Negative In Society

There are more than 4 important facts on why domestic violence is negative for our society. Everybody gets effected in some way, for example: children living with a violent parent, mothers who don't have the income to make a change, families living in fear, extended family, friends, community are effected, children being taught violence is a norm behavior. Long term issues for kids is seeing domestic violence that causes them stress and leads them to all different changes in their life, e.g. lack of education, not having enough money and unemployment. The big issue that effects the Aboriginal community, children were taken away from their families and its been the biggest issue in the Aboriginal Community. It would be amazing if we could solve all their problems by taking away their pain and have them believe in themselves that they deserve a better life.

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1. Domestic Violence Characteristics and Behaviours

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Do we really understand what being abusive is: Physical abuse - Threatening or physically assaults, including punching, choking, hitting, pushing and shoving, throwing objects, smashing objects, damaging property, assaulting children and injuring pets

Sexual abuse- Any unwanted sexual contact, including rape

Psychological abuse - Emotional and verbal abuse such as humiliation, threats, insults, swearing, harassment or constant criticism and put downs

Social abuse - Isolating partner from friends and/or family, denying partner access to the telephone, controlling and restricting partner's movements when going out

Economic abuse - Exerting control over household or family income by preventing the other person's access to finances and financial independence

Spiritual abuse - Denying or manipulating religious beliefs of practices to force victims into subordinate roles or to justify other forms of abuse. Reference: Australian Institute of Criminology,

2. Indigenous Women are over represented as victims of domestic violence

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Aboriginal women are 45 times more likely to experience domestic violence than a white women which is incredible to think that this is happening in today's society after many generations, we should have figured this out as a community. Why is this happening? Some of the reasons why is because of the causes of domestic violence such as: Childhood experience of violence and abuse - kids seeing violence in their younger years view this as normal behavior and repeating when are adults. domestic violence can cause sicknesses younger generations will pass that on to other generations in the future. unemployment and financial issues go together. The biggest issue is oppression - when white men came and took the Aboriginal women off of the Aboriginal men it made the men feel like they weren't men and that caused them to lose there moral authority over there families. The white men raped the aboriginal women and later abandoned the Aboriginal women and mixed race children. The Aboriginal men felt anger and rage, and this has been carried down to other generations.

3. Alcohol within Domestic Voilence

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It is found that men under the influence of alcohol were more likely to perpetrate psychological, physical, or sexual aggression toward their partners than men under the influence of marijuana. Women were also more likely to become physically and psychologically aggressive under the influence of alcohol. Interestingly, though, unlike men they were also more likely to be psychologically aggressive under the influence of marijuana. between 80 and 100 Australian women per year are killed by there partners and mostly taking place in there home. according to Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), they state that up to 47 per cent of child protection cases involve alcohol. (http://www.smh.com.au/comment/alcohol-and-domestic-violence-a-national-blind-spot-20160101-glxqbw.html).

4. Effects of domestic violence to children

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domestic violence is 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. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone. Children are exposed to domestic violence has been viewed as child abuse. Psychological and behavioral impacts i.e. depression, anxiety, trauma symptoms, increased aggression, antisocial behavior, lower social competence, temperament problems, low self-esteem, the presence of pervasive fear, mood problems, loneliness, school difficulties, peer conflict, impaired cognitive functioning and increased likelihood of substance abuse. By having these problems happen to young children, it will really give them a terrible start in life and can leave them a horrible effect on there life. (http://www.aic.gov.au/media_library/publications/tandi_pdf/tandi419.pdf)

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