• The Breakaway

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    Fatal abuse, serious abuse, and neglect are lowest in households with married biological parents, and highest in households in which the biological mother cohabits with someone who is not the parent. 137 Cohabitation seems to be the biggest culprit in fostering the subculture of child abuse. Interviewer: What were the dynamics in your relationship at that time? And while it may be possible in the event of psychological abuse to intervene to improve the child’s home life — especially where the root cause is a parent’s own mental-health issue — the authors stress: Consideration of out-of-home care interventions should not be restricted to cases of physical or sexual abuse; children exposed to psychological maltreatment may also require a level of protection that necessitates removal from the parental home.
  • Porcelain Keys

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    Have you ever felt obligated to have sex, just to avoid an argument about it? The maltreated child between ages eight and twelve often feels isolated and alienated from peers. Offer to take him or her to get help, for instance, at a local adult protective services agency. You follow the feelings of your reactions and feel deep within you as you ask intently why you behave and feel the way you do. The judge on Oct. 3 temporarily stripped Chrisoula Workman of custody of her daughter.
  • Since You've Been Gone

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    When this type of behavior is reported by the treatment program the criminal justice system is likely to respond, as opposed to the mere reporting of an argument where the man called his wife a derogatory name. Somehow I got myself out of the building and to my car. Reprints are not available from the author. 1. In some cases, one person may want power and complete control over their partner and will use different ways (including physical violence) to get it. This paper will go over each type of abuse, how the abuse affects the person, how people can recover from abuse, and just some general information.
  • The Buffalo Tree

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    Neglect is sometimes described as passive abuse. Therefore, adults must help them learn to talk about their feelings. In Australia, surveys done by telephone indicated that verbal and mental abuse ranged from 47.1% to 88% in the battered group. The rate of abuse is 14 times higher if the child is living with a biological mother who lives alone. Participants in domestic violence may require medical treatment, such as examination by a family physician, other primary care provider, [331] or emergency room physicians. [332] Counseling is another means of managing the effects of domestic violence.
  • Looking for Normal

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    How many fathers are absent from the family because of divorce? In India, children are socialized early to respect elders as an intricate part of the family system [156]. Kuhn (2005) “Comparing child outcomes of physical punishment and alternative disciplinary tactics: A meta-analysis” Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 8(1):135–148. Marijuana use, which is prevalent among youth, has been shown to interfere with short-term memory, learning and psychomotor skills.
  • Where the Stars Still Shine

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    During physical examination, several medical complications must be assessed such as: (1) central nervous system damage; (2) renal (kidney) and hepatic (liver) abnormalities; (3) lead poisoning; (4) the possibilities of cardiac arrhythmia and pulmonary (lung) distress; and (5) nutritional deficiencies. Others are cut back through a process known as apoptosis, the “pruning” of unused connections. You may feel like you are “the only person who understands him” or feel like she’s “a really good person if you get to know her” but don’t minimize how much pain this person causes you.
  • Shadow Girl

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    It is sometimes difficult to identify this coercion because other forms of abuse are often occurring simultaneously. Each of these types takes a distinct form in light of the developmental level of the child. By their actions, a therapist is saying do what I say—I know best. Barnes (1979) notes that the major difference between alcohol drunkenness and solvent intoxication is the occurrence of hallucinations in the sniffers. The National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center is a division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Silent to the Bone

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    Even acting out one's own self interest is experienced by women as being selfish or aggressive. The abusive behaviour inventory: A measure of psychological and physical abuse. Until these matters are addressed in an open forum and emotional abuse acknowledged as occurring in therapy, I believe emotional abuse in therapy will remain a silenced activity. The crucial nature of staying 'on the client's side' will lead to reconnective integrative interaction.
  • Kidnapped or Saved

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    They may also reflect more pervasive disturbances of sense of self, such as borderline personality disorder, avoidant personality disorder or other Axis-II diagnoses (Alexander, 1993). In another study of 113 delinquent youth in a State detention facility, 82 percent reported being heavy (daily) users of alcohol and other drugs just prior to admission to the facility, 14 percent were regular users (more than two times weekly), and 4 percent reported occasional use (DeFrancesco, 1996).
  • I'm Not Yours

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    Unhealthy boundaries, where we collude with our partner in believing the myth that everything is fine, make it difficult to come to terms with the troubles of the relationship. Maltreated children may run away from home, get involved with drugs and alcohol, experience intimacy problems, and self-harm. There is no current psychiatric diagnosis for this collection of symptoms, so I have named a psychoanalytic diagnosis: Ira Patrem Latebrosa (hidden anger at the father).