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The household Violence Sourcebook is a comple te advisor to this hugely emotional and unstable factor. It exa mines the psychology of household violence, public attitudes in the direction of it, the way it impacts the youngsters and what may be performed to aid hinder it. '

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The studies that spawned these statistics have proven that abuse knows no boundaries: racial, ethnic, religious, or socioeconomic. It occurs among the very rich and the very poor, the highly educated and the illiterate, in all parts of the world. As stated in a 1994 Newsweek article, the phenomenon is as complicated as it is common. The Battered/Formerly Battered Women's Task Force of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) says, "Battering is an issue of crime, health, safety, ethics, politics, systems, choices, economics, and socialization.

And this occurred in 1994! Perhaps changing ingrained attitudes will always be the most difficult task of social reformers. Even something as innocent as a fairy tale can help perpetuate old beliefs. Storybooks still teach young girls that they need only wait for a handsome prince to be assured of true love and living happily ever after.

If the abuse is verbal, there must be at least an unequivocal assertion that you will not stand for this type of treatment. If it turns violent, there should be no second chances until you have removed yourself from the situation and received some assistance. The relationship may still be salvageable, but only with professional intervention. Therefore, with the understanding that this text refers to violence between couples, "domestic violence" is generally understood to include: Page 3 Physical violence.

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