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Dynamics of families with intrafamilial abuse

Dynamics of families with intrafamilial abuse One final method of understanding intrafamilial abuse is to compare dynamics of families in which incest occurs to dynamics in other types of families. Various studies have now compared families with nuclear abuse to those with other intrafamilial abuse (Alexander & Lupfer, 1987; Ray, Jackson, & Townsley, 1991), or […]

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Sociobiological theory on intrafamilial abuse

Sociobiological theory on intrafamilial abuse Westermarck was the first to develop a biological hypothesis for incest avoidance (Erickson, 1993; Wolf, 1993). In the late 1800s, he proposed that individuals who lived in close proximity during childhood developed an innate aversion to sexual intercourse with those persons. Freud, on the other hand, believed that humans had […]

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Definition of Child Sexual Abuse

Definition of Child Sexual Abuse Researchers have not yet reached a consensus on how inclusive the definition of child sexual abuse should be. "One of the major difficulties in assessing the extent of abuse and its effects is that the definition of sexual abuse is not consistent in the literature" (Craine, Henson, Colliver, & MacLean, […]

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Recollections of the abuse and neglect

Recollections of the abuse and neglect In parents abused as children the capacity to reflect on and think about the experiences of childhood seems also to have an effect on the risk of repetition of abuse. Parents who are able to recall their childhood experiences and the associated emotions are less likely to repeat the […]

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The consequences of child abuse and neglect

The consequences of child abuse and neglect Children’s normal emotional reactions are undermined by maltreatment, leading to an atypical organisation of emotions and their expression. There is increased risk of insecure or disorganised attachment relationships with caregivers, and a significant effect on social and emotional development and competence. Childhood maltreatment is a significant risk factor […]

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PREVIOUS HISTORY OF ABUSE

PREVIOUS HISTORY OF ABUSE How we were parented affects how we are as parents (van IJzendoorn, 1992). If the experience of being parented was abusive or inadequate, there may be difficulties in adjusting to parenthood and parenting. All expectant and new parents reconsider their experience of being parented and growing up in their family of […]

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PROTECTIVE FACTORS AGAINST REPETITION OF ABUSE

PROTECTIVE FACTORS AGAINST REPETITION OF ABUSE For the parent, protective factors include (Egeland, Bosquet & Chung, 2002): • availability of support (social, cultural and professional) • a stable, safe social and personal situation • willingness to ask for help and use it • acceptance of responsibility for the parenting role and their past and present […]

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RISK FACTORS FOR REPETITION OF ABUSE

RISK FACTORS FOR REPETITION OF ABUSE Risk factors for repetition of abuse include (Reder, 2003; Sturge & Glasser, 2000): • the parent’s inability to give a coherent and emotionally appropriate account of their own childhood abuse, or their abusive behaviour towards their own children • significant use of dissociation, denial and minimisation as psychological defence […]

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Psychological Abuse Signs and Symptoms

Psychological Abuse Signs and Symptoms. Psychological abuse, some psychology books and call it or soul mind abuse or violence,elusive, unlike physical abuse, but the people will produce in the imperceptibly. Compared to the physical damage, the heart of abuse may be more harm, because it can make us collapses, and we are not allowed to use any real things to define your own. Spiritual abuse can occur between the husband and wife, parents and children, between friends and relatives. Abusers often organization of language, with the attitude, behavior to hurt some strangers, because they do not have to […]

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Things to remember when dealing with child abuse

Things to remember when dealing with child abuse • Child abuse is much commoner than is actually reported by children. This is because most children are too scared or embarrassed to tell an adult. • The commonest type of abuser is someone whom the child knows – often a father, uncle, brother, domestic help or family […]

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