This title examines one of the world's critical issues, domestic violence. Readers will learn the historical background of this issue leading up to its current and future impact on society. What is domestic violence, and the causes of domestic violence such as substance abuse and low self esteem are discussed. Types of domestic violence such as physical, verbal, and digital abuse are examined, as are their affects such as low self esteem and depression. The profile of an abuser as well as the six main phases in the cycle of abuse are examined. Victims of domestic violence such as partner, child, and elder abuse, are highlighted, as are reactions of victims, how to identify domestic violence, and how to make a safety plan. Lasting Effects of domestic violence such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and health consequences are discussed, as is how to help a victim. Legislation and programs intended to end domestic violence such as the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (FVPSA), Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), Start Strong, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Day of Unity are introduced. Engaging text, informative sidebars, and color photographs present information realistically, leaving readers with a thorough, honest interpretation of domestic violence. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Issues is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
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