Domestic Violence Questions
Many of these questions can be answered using material from the textbook, but conduct an 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?