Counseling for person affected
Another important issue in assessing clients for DV lies in differingdefinitions of abuse the therapists definition maydiffer from that of the client, and paying close attention to the waythe client describes their experiences is crucial in developingeffective treatment plans. The therapist must determine if it is inthe best interest of the client to explain that some behaviors (suchas emotional abuse) are considered domestic violence, even ifshe did not previously consider them as such.
Data from Home Office statistical bulletins and the British CrimeSurvey show that men made up about 40% of domestic violence victimseach year between 2004-05 and 2008-09, the last year for whichfigures are available. In 2006-07 men made up 43.4% of all those whohad suffered partner abuse in the previous year, which rose to 45.5%in 2007-08 but fell to 37.7% in 2008-09.
The relationship between Islam and domestic violence is disputed
The charity's analysis of statistics on domestic violence showsthe number of men attacked by wives or girlfriends is much higherthan thought. Its report, Domestic Violence: The Male Perspective,states: "Domestic violence is often seen as a female victim/maleperpetrator problem, but the evidence demonstrates that this is afalse picture."
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About 75% of the calls to law enforcement for intervention andassistance in domestic violence occur after separation frombatterers. One study revealed that half of the homicides of femalespouses and partners were committed by men after separation frombatterers (Barbara Hart, Remarks to the Task Force on Child Abuse andNeglect, April 1992)
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The National Domestic Violence Hotline has received more than700,000 calls for assistance since February 1996. Source: NationalDomestic Violence Hotline, December 2001
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Not to People Like Us: Hidden Abuse inUpscale Marriages
As seen on "20/20," "48 Hours," "Sally Jesse Raphael," and in Peoplemagazine: A startling exposé of domestic violence againstwell-educated, well-to-do women, and a powerful indictment of thesocial service system that fails to protect them. How is it possiblefor a highly educated woman with a career and resources of her own tostay in a marriage with an abusive husband? How can a man beconsidered a pillar of his community and regularly give his wife ablack eye? The very nature of these questions proves how convinced weare that domestic violence is restricted to the lower classes. NowSusan Weitzman explores a heretofore overlooked population ofbattered wives-the upper-educated and upper-income women who rarelyreport abuse and remain trapped by their own silence
How Domestic Violence and Militarism “Open the …
An obvious example of this concerns abuse in low vs. high incomefamilies. While on the surface, it may appear that low levels ofincome go hand-in-hand with higher levels of domestic violence, onemust keep in mind that available income has significant weight on theoptions available to victims. While a low-income mother with threesmall infants might appear on statistical reports when getting arestraining order, when entering a domestic violence shelter, or whenapplying for TANF services due to family violence, the white collarmother with two in college might flee to a hotel for a few weeks,file for divorce, and move back to the city where the bulk of herfamily resides. In these scenarios, the low-income victim shows upall over the place in various statistical reports (from the court,from the shelter, and from the social services agency) while thewhite collar victim only shows up on a hotel register, on a civilcourt docket for divorce, and in the records of the local movingbusiness. In other words, violence against her and/or her children,while every bit as dangerous and abusive, simply doesn't exist - onanyone's offical paper.
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Evaluating Services for Survivors of DomesticViolence & Sexual Assault
Evaluating Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence and SexualAssault is a valuable resource not only for researchers andevaluators, but for service providers and funders as well. Written inclear, straightforward language, it addresses many complex factorsthat come in to play when conducting victim-service evaluations,including issues of safety and confidentiality. A great tool foranyone involved in the work to end violence against women.