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1

What forms of abuse are represented by the Power and Control wheel?

Isolation
Emotional abuse
Economic abuse
Sexual abuse
Using children
Threats
Dominating behaviour
Intimidation

2

What are some of the ways in which children suffer, when raised in a violent relationship?

Permanent brain impairment, with life long impact
They have difficulty dealing with their own aggressive impulses
They demonstrate many anxiety symptoms such as nail biting and bed-wetting
They are prone to discipline problems such as stealing and truancy

3

What are the phases of the Three-phase violence cycle?

Calm loving respite
Tension building
Acute battering incident

4

How may the offender behave in each of the phases?

Calm loving respite - remorse, loving kind contrite, promises
Tension building - rising tensions, minor battering, the chase, threats, unbearable tension
Acute battering incident - major assault, she may call police

5

Why do women find it difficult to leave a violent relationship?

FEAR AND PRESSURE - Fear of homelessness, Pressure from friends, relatives, well-meaning helpers
PSYCHOLOGICAL & EMOTIONAL FACTORS - Still loves partners, Hopes partner will change, Guilt
DEPENDENCY - young children, little or no money, few work skills

6

What are some of the characteristics of violent domestic offenders?

96% are male
Justify their behaviour i.e. "I flew off the handle"
Low self esteem
They are possessive and prone to jealousy