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  1. Crisis Situations Safety and Injury Prevention

  2. Types of Abuse • Abuse- Contact intended to cause feelings of intimidation, injury, or other physical suffering or bodily harm • Child Abuse - maltreatment of a child under the age of 18; can be physical, emotional, neglect or sexual abuse • Physical Abuse - maltreatment that harms the body • Neglect - maltreatment that involves lack of proper care and guidance • Emotional Abuse - maltreatment that involves assault in a nonphysical way • Sexual Abuse - maltreatment that involves inappropriate sexual behavior • Drug Abuse - misuse of drugs; can be prescription or nonprescription; can be legal or illegal • Alcohol Abuse - misuse of alcohol

  3. Violence terms • Molestation - inappropriate touching of another • Assault - threatening action that causes a person to fear for his/her safety • Battery - illegal touching of another in a threatening or insulting manner • Verbal Abuse - disrespectful/threatening language to another person • Domestic Violence - verbal and/or physical fighting with another member who lives in the same home • Rape– act of sexual intercourse forced upon a person • Date Rape – Rape committed by the victim’s partner/date. • Acquaintance Rape - rape committed by someone known by the victim • Stranger Rape - rape committed by someone not known by the victim • Statutory Rape – sexual intercourse with a minor.

  4. Feelings of Abuse People who have been abused need help in sorting out their feelings. They may feel: • Confused - The person may not know if he/she should tell anyone about the abuse. • Guilty - The person may feel blame themselves and wonder “Is this my fault?” • Afraid - The person may be afraid of the abuser and keep the abuse a secret. • Distrustful - The person may not trust others who say they care about them. • Depressed - The person may feel sad and withdrawn from others. • Angry - The person may take anger out on others and become a perpetrator of violence.

  5. CODEPENDENCE • Codependenceis a mental disorder in which a person loses their personal identity and is unaware of their personal thoughts and feelings. • Codependence often occurs in Dysfunctional families.

  6. DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES • A Dysfunctional Family is one in which there is no guidelines for responsible behavior or consequences for inappropriate behavior. This leads to: • Distrust • Lack of affection • Lack of cooperation

  7. Messages learned: Dysfunctional families: • Destroy the ability to form healthful relationships with those outside the family • Contribute to risk-taking behavior • Alcoholanddruguse are more common • Risks seem to offer temporary relief rather deal with painful issues * Recovery always involves dealing with painful issues and learning to express feelings and get needs met in healthful ways.

  8. Cycle of violence • What are the 3 types of abuse? • List 3 warning signs that indicate a problem is brewing. • What does an abuser do to gain control?

  9. Cycle of violence • What are the 3 phases of the Cycle of Violence? • List 3 resources victims can go to for help.

  10. Cycle of violence • Honeymoon Phase • The abuser shows loving behavior such as gifts, flowers, and doing special things for the victim. • The victim is trusting, hoping for change and wants to believe the partner’s promises. • Tension-Building Phase • The abuser is edgy, has minor explosions; may become verbally abusive, minor hitting and slapping • The victim feels tense and afraid like “walking on eggshells”; feels helpless and compliant, accepts blame • Serious Battering Phase • The tension becomes unbearable. The victim may provoke the incident to get it over with. • The victim may try to cover up the injury or may look for help. • The cycle starts all over again.

  11. Abusive behavior terms • Enabler – a person who knowingly or unknowingly supports abusive behavior (drug, alcohol, physical, emotional, sexual, etc.) • Domestic shelter – where families can go to stay safe away from abuse • Formal Intervention– an action by people to help a person get treatment; often involves family and friends but can also involve a counselor or other important people in the person’s life • Mentor – a person who can provide support for another person; teacher, coach, religious leader

  12. Happy….

  13. Not so happy…

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  15. Not so happy…

  16. Happy…

  17. Not so happy…

  18. It can mean even death…

  19. 23 years

  20. DATING VIOLENCE Early Warning Signs: • Is jealous or possessive towards you • Tries to controlyou • Is scary • Is violent or has history of fighting • Pressures you for sex • Abuses drugs or alcohol • Blames you when they mistreat you • Has history of bad relationships • Believes men should be dominate and in control • Your friends and familyhave warned you about him/her and are worried for your safety

  21. UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS People who hit: • Usually come from violent homes • Think men should be dominate “the boss” • Often feel powerless • Blame others for making them angry • Don’t know any other ways to handle their feelings • Often have poor self-esteem

  22. Unhealthy relationships People who stay in the bad relationships: • Often come from violent homes themselves– they think it’s normal behavior • Think anyone is better than no one at all • Accept blame, even if it’s not their fault • Believe if they love him/her enough he/she will change • Make excuses for his/her behavior

  23. You think it won’t happen to you….but the statistics show it can

  24. Rape Stats • One in four women are victims of rape or attempted rape • 84 % of those women knew their attacker • 57 % of the rapes have happened while on dates • About 42 % of the victims told no one • 38 % of the women raped are between the ages of 14-17. • 75 % of men and 55 % of the women involved in date rape had been drinking or taking drugs before the attack occurred.

  25. Steps to avoid acquaintance rape: • Be leery of men who appear dominant or demanding • Do not get in risk situations • Go in groups, avoid isolated places • Verbalize any feelings specifically and forcefully • Verbalize where you stand in regard to physical intimacy • Learn to resistand respond to unwanted sexual advances • Screaming, fighting, scratching, kicking, self-defense classes • Avoid drinking alcohol or using other drugs that interfere with your judgment

  26. Date Rape Drugs • Drugs like Rohypnol “Roofies” and GHB can easily be mixed in drinks to make a person black out and forget things that happen.

  27. Date rape drugs

  28. The New Style of Datingor a Lack of Self Respect for Yourself?

  29. Sexual harassment • What is it? • Sexual harassmentis intimidation, bullying or coercion of a sexual nature, or the unwelcome or inappropriate promise of rewards in exchange for sexual favors. • It is illegal. • It does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. • Both victim and harasser can be either a woman or a man • How is this different than flirting? • Flirting is mutualand wanted where is harassment is 1-sided and not wanted

  30. Types of Sexual Harassment Verbal Nonverbal Physical • Comments about a persons body, clothing or sexual activity. • Jokes or teasing • Requests or demands • Insulting sounds, ogling someone’s body or obscene gestures • Touching or pinching, constant brushing up against someone’s body • Sexual touching

  31. Sexual harassment • What feelings are associated with being a victim of sexual harassment? • Vulnerable, sad, afraid, embarrassed, intimidated, guilty, threatened • What is a hostile environment? • Any place you do not want to be. • The feelings associated with harassment are experienced.

  32. Sexual harassment • Can school ever be a hostile environment? • Yes • In what ways can sexual harassment affect a student’s academic progress? • May affect attendance • May affect participation • May affect seating arrangements and group work situations • Why might individuals be afraid to intervene if they are witnesses to sexual harassment? • Afraid of becoming a victim themselves • May feel intimidated by the harasser

  33. Is this an example of sexual harassment? A boss says to an employee, “If you sleep with me, I’ll make sure you get that promotion.”

  34. Is this an example of sexual harassment? A guy says to his girlfriend, “You look so sexy in that dress that I want to have sex with you.”

  35. Is this an example of sexual harassment? A professor jokes to his students, “I’m not sure why so many women are taking this class. Your place is at home in the kitchen.”

  36. Is this an example of sexual harassment? A male teacher invites a female student to meet him late at night at his place to study for an exam. He tells her that he wants to get to know her better. She shows up and he’s got candles and soft music playing and doesn’t seem to want to study.

  37. Is this an example of sexual harassment? A boss pats his secretary on the rear as she passes by his desk.

  38. Is this an example of sexual harassment? A woman congratulates her male employees who win the employee-of-the-month award with a kiss on the lips. She always threatens that if they don’t kiss her, she’ll take their award away.

  39. Case Study • Stanley works at the local drug store as a store clerk. His supervisor, Lillian, is 35 years old and married. When Stanley is restocking shelves, Lillian often comes up behind him and gives him a big, tight hug. Other times, she will lean close to him and reach around his body to get an item off the shelf. Stanley feels uncomfortable about this; but thinks its not hurting him, so he feels funny complaining. • What should Stanley do?

  40. What makes someone a target of Bullying?