Violence against women exists across most countries but varies in relation to its extent. There are some common patterns existing when domestic violence is perpetrated against women. Most often such behaviors involve controlling tendencies.
Child abuse and neglect have been steadily growing despite community centers involvement.
The increase of violence against women led to the passing of the Violence against Women Act of 2012. Statistics conducted by the Child Advocacy Center there show that the number of child abuse cases increased by 58 per cent since 2011. It has also led to the passing of VAWA legislation.
Child Abuse Advocacy struggles to keep up with the rapidly growing number of cases. Poverty puts an additional stress on parents that may be more prone to violent behaviors.
Some may find it difficult to recognize what is child abuse. Emotional abuse can be difficult to detect and may exist unnoticed. Many child abuse cases are never reported and their actual number is much higher. Child abuse is part of domestic violence plaguing numerous families.
It is more often a predicament of poverty, but can also be part of the expression of power that pervades society in difficult times even more. As it has already been documented in Australia, various measures can be adopted to deal with emotional child abuse.
The behavior exhibited by those who experienced domestic violence often involves hitting and can even lead to attacking family members. Often victims of domestic violence may drop from school. They are easily irritable and can lash out. They treat others with violence.
Domestic violence may start with name calling or intimidation. It can also involve attempts to isolate someone, causing pain or deprive of basic necessities such as food or medical care. It often results in physical violence, leading to assault and battery.
Examples of physical abuse may start with face slapping or throwing objects but then involves hitting and assaulting. These behaviors are the signs of domestic violence that can be endlessly perpetuated as part of domestic violence cycle. Family violence is essentially a trap, where feelings and emotions clash.
Domestic violence along with its inherent emotional abuse changes families. Family members experience disparities, lack of understanding and attachment, ultimately altering the way they relate to each other. It results in health consequences, both psychological and physiological.
Violence and abuse create emotional problems that cause digestive disorders, where also diet regimes may not work properly. Health issues that often trouble victims of violence include diabetes, heart attack, and even cancer. Another taxing effect is gain weight. Although obesity is usually associated with the intake of calories, it also tends to persist among women and children who experience violence.
Victims tend to make up for the high energy needed to cope with the stress of abuse by consuming more high energy foods. Changes in health are associated with living in the environment of abuse. The entire development is affected, changing even hormonal balances that disrupt growing up. These changes also occur in mothers, who experience abuse. Women and violence is a difficult issue to tackle.