Domestic violence questions

Domestic violence questions | Psychology

Many of these questions can be answered using material from the textbook, but conduct Internet searches to deepen your understanding of the issues.

  • What are the risk factors for domestic violence?
  • For each of the risk factors, you listed, provide one idea of how that risk factor could be decreased or prevented.
  • What are the physical needs of victims of domestic violence?
  • What are the psychological needs of victims of domestic violence?
  • What are the barriers that prevent victims of domestic violence from seeking help?
  • Brainstorm a prevention program that could help prevent domestic violence from starting in the first place.
  • Brainstorm an intervention program that could help prevent further instances of domestic violence in a family once abuse has already occurred (again, take into consideration what you have written on the previous page).
  • Finally, is it possible to blend your prevention and intervention ideas into one comprehensive program that addresses the problem of domestic violence?

Mahapatro, M., Gupta, R. N., & Gupta, V. (2012). The risk factor of domestic violence in India. Indian journal of community medicine: official publication of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine37(3), 153.

Dutton, D. G., & White, K. R. (2013). Male victims of domestic violence. New male studies: An international journal2(1), 5-17.