PCN 682 GCU Violence in Families Relationship with Family Members Essay

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250-350 words each question, minimum 1 resources each question. Does NOT have to be in paper format, Q&A format is fine.

1. Why do families become violent? According to our text, what factors contribute to interpersonal family violence?

2. Explain the difference between interpersonal family violence prevention strategies and interpersonal family violence intervention strategies. Provide one example of each in your response

3. Do you feel that corporal punishment is effective? Why or why not? Cite at least one scholarly resource that supports you viewpoint.

4. Why is child neglect often considered by experts to be historically underrepresented in studies by research on child abuse?

5. Identify the signs and symptoms of a typical child sexual abuse victim. Be sure to include physical and behavioral red flags. What are the potential long-term consequences and effects of child sexual abuse for the child victim?

6. What is sibling abuse? What differentiates it from non-abusive sibling interactions?

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Barnett, O. W., Miller-Perrin, C. L., & Perrin, R. D. (2010). Family violence across the lifespan: An introduction (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ISBN-13: 9781412981781

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1. Why do families become violent? According to our text, what factors contribute to
interpersonal family violence?
Family violence emerges in families because of beliefs that are held deeply about
masculinity. Therefore, gender inequality between women and men contributes significantly to
family violence's high rate (Ellialti, 2016). Moreover, families become violent to control their
families, an expression to prove that they have the power to do whatever they choose in their
own home, and some men believe that violence helps them express that they are real men.
Family violence arises when one partner feels the need to control and dominate the other partner
because of low self-esteem, difficulty managing anger, feeling of inferiority, and extreme
jealousy. According to the text, the factors contributing to interpersonal family violence include
societal, community, relationship and individual factors (Barnett, Miller-Perrin & Perrin, 2010).
Individual factors involve the personal history of a person that would increase the chances of
becoming a perpetrator or victim. Such individual influences are attitude and beliefs that support
interpersonal family violence, family history of violence and isolation.
Relationship factors entail influences that elevate interpersonal family violence risks
because of relationship with family members, peers, and intimate partners. The closest social
circle of a person, such as peers, families, and partners, shapes individuals' behaviours and
cultivates violent interpersonal behaviours. Community-level factors arise due to an individual's
relationship with the community and social environments like the workplace, neighbourhood,
and schools. An individual exposed to a hostile work environment, bullied in schools or from a
rough neighbourhood is most likely to engage in interpersonal family violence. Finally, the
societal factor entails the larger macro-level factors like religion, societal norms, economic and

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social policies, cultural beliefs and gender inequality. Norms that demean female gender and
elevate masculinity are prone to individuals with violent interpersonal behaviours.
References
Barnett, O. W., Miller-Perrin, C. L., & Perrin, R. D. (2010). Family violence across the lifespan:
An introduction (3rd Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ISBN-13: 9781412981781
Ellialti, T. (2016). Family violence. Encyclopaedia of Family Studies, 1-7.

2. Explain the difference between interpersonal family violence prevention strategies
and interpersonal family violence intervention strategies. Provide one example of
each in your response
Interpersonal family violence prevention strategies and intervention strategies are very
distinct. A first...


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