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Domestic Violence

Statistics report that much of family violence goes unreported. From what you have read and seen in the script "Domestic Violence,".

-how it makes sense, from a systems perspective, for the incident to go unreported to authorities.
-As a family therapist, how would you work with a client family currently experiencing some type of community or family violence? Give an example of a situation and intervention.

Resource:
United States Department of Justice (2002). Family Violence Statistics: Including Statistics on Strangers and Acquaintances. Retrieved June 2, 2009 from http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_23/sr23_022.pdf

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(1) How it makes sense, from a systems perspective, for the incident to go unreported to authorities.

Domestic violence is a well-used term that encompasses a wide range of experiences. Geles (1997 as cited in D'Ardenne & Balakrishan, 2001) has proposed a definition for domestic violence that implies a deliberate, physical, psychological and/or sexual abuse of another person in an intimate relationship. Moreover, victims include victims and their partners, parents attacked by children, same s-sex relationships who are violent. According to D'Ardenne, & Balakrishna, the therapist who utilizes a Family Systems perspective would have to consider the risk and danger to the client. In this case, the client is already indicating that the husband will accuse her of blaming him for their problems, and thus she could be ...

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This solution discusses ways to counsel on family violence.

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