Family violence is part of different settings than violence towards strangers. Family violence also differs from violence between spouses. There exists a certain pattern where violence in family unveils that occurs with the exposure to violence in childhood. Batterers most often experience violence at home and subsequently relive this experience towards others. It is also the case that those who are violent may have been enduring a harsh discipline when growing up.
Violence experienced during childhood could be the effect of the economic situation such as poverty as well as a lack of education. Another experience that causes violent behaviors involves neglect or inadequate parenting skills. If violent behaviors are accepted in childhood as normal they may be later implemented as well. A common factor that persists in family violence is certain gratification that comes with exercising power. Once violence is used against wives it also tends to be used against children while other types of violence also exist. Those who engage in family violence may have learned this behavior in their communities.
Violence and Dysfunctional Systems
Family violence occurs frequently when family becomes dysfunctional. Violence may be connected to violence against strangers, such as when it becomes part of dysfunctional systems. When the only way to resolve conflicts is through violence systems become dysfunctional. These systems also transcend families. Family violence tends to occur in communities where violence is more accepted.
There are also implications of family violence experienced during childhood that leads to lower self-esteem as adults and being more sensitive to criticism. When family violence is present it also affects the development of children in the household.
Family Violence Implications
Family violence has broad implications on the lives of its family members because it depletes them of motivation and consequently the ability to maintain constructive relationships with others. When violence is present in a family it interferes with the way family functions. Such violence also tends to be absorbing to the extent that individuals are not able to engage in other aspects of their lives. Family members experience more stress as a result as well as interfere with the relationships outside of the family. It then leads to homelessness while it can also damage the development of children.
Violent Experiences that Lead to Violence
Family violence can also stem from other experiences of violence such as dating violence. Along with violence, dating experiences become more frequent. Those who engage in violence later in life usually witnessed it in their childhood, where it is also often associated with a lower parental control.
Resolving Family Violence
Family violence is also associated with the way it is organized or its stability. The more family is organized and stable the less stress is present and it is able better to resolve conflicts. Family violence is also part of its environment, where it is possible to resolve conflicts in communities when reacting to the victimization. If family resources are sufficient, it is better equipped to deal with violence while unemployment and poor resources make family vulnerable to violence.