Youth and Teen Domestic Violence

It is impossible to have a discussion of domestic violence that does not include a discussion of whether gender does or doesn't play a part in the problem. Attention to domestic violence began in the women's movement as concern about wives being beaten by their husbands, and has remained a major focus in the modern feminist movement. Particularly under the label "violence against women". Political balance in light of pressure from the feminist movement has been helped by noting that there are women who were violent with their husbands and partners, and with the realization that where the prevailing culture ceases to be predominantly patriarchal there is no corresponding lessening in the incidence of domestic violence. Many struggling teens don’t know how to overcome the problems that they are faced with and many need to be placed in the correct environment in order to restore themselves. Zion Educational Services can educate you on how to place troubled boys and girls in the correct environment in order to receive the help they need to overcome their struggles. For immediate assistance contact ZES to speak with a child placing specialist at 866-439-8112.

"Crime statistics and research both show that domestic violence is gender specific - usually the perpetrator of a pattern of repeated assaults, is a man. Women experience the most serious physical and repeated assaults." Studies have been carried out to explore these issues, and results have seemed somewhat contradictory. A problem in conducting such studies is the amount of silence, fear and shame that results from abuse within families and relationships. Another is that abusive patterns can tend to seem normal to those who have lived in them for a length of time. Similarly, subtle forms of abuse can be quite transparent even as they set the stage for further abuse seeming normal. Finally, inconsistent definition of what domestic violence is makes strong conclusions hard to reach when compiling the available studies.

Both men and women have been arrested and convicted of assaulting their partners in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships. The bulk of these arrests has been men being arrested for assaulting women, but that has been shifting somewhat over time and clearly arrest records are not the whole story. Actual studies of behavior show that whilst half of male/female intimate violence is best described as mutual brawling, a quarter is the male attacking the female and the remaining quarter being females attacking their male partner. Determining how many instances of domestic violence actually involve male victims is difficult. Male domestic violence victims may be reluctant to get help for a number of reasons. A man who calls for help may even risk being arrested as the "perpetrator" even though he was the victim. Of course these points remain entirely speculative, and unsubstantiated by research evidence. The general consensus seems to be that male on female domestic violence is more likely to result in serious injury or death, whereas female on male, includes preventing the father seeing the children, is more likely to result in male suicide.

Men on average have more upper body strength and socialization that predisposes them to resort to violence more than women do, and that can give them a higher average lethality than women. However, women determined to prevent injury at the hands of male partners can use weapons to equalize whatever deficit in physical power which may be present, and can also use social constraints against men hitting women, even in self-defense, to provide them with sufficient lethality to be dangerous in conflict situations. Women also are as well equipped to use psychological violence that forms a pattern of coercive and controlling behavior.

Some researchers have found a relationship between the availability of domestic violence services, improved laws and enforcement regarding domestic violence and increased access to divorce, and higher earnings for women with declines in intimate partner homicide. This suggests that, ironically, male abusers have benefited from domestic violence reforms, and are less likely to be killed by their partners since women are no longer faced with murder as their only option to escape the violence. At the same time, men continue to kill their female partners at almost the same rate. This suggests that reforms in the civil and criminal system and social services to battered women have not impacted the fundamental causes of domestic violence, and points to the gendered nature of the problem.

Gender roles and expectations can and do play a role in abusive situations, and exploring these roles and expectations can be helpful in addressing abusive situations, as do factors like race, class, religion, sexuality and philosophy. None of these factors cause one to abuse or another to be abused. Today many people struggle with their partners being abusive, not only adults but with young teens also. Whether the partner being abused in a young boy or girl, the most important thing is how we effectively relieve them from their situation and help the struggling youth.

Many parents don’t know the correct way to restore their struggling teen and need a professional to educate them. For parents that need immediate assistance dealing with young teens involved in abusive relationships. Zion Educational Services specializes in educating parents about different youth programs for troubled teens such as different types of private boarding schools, boot camps, Christian boarding schools and many other youth facilities for both boys and girls. ZES provides you with the information to place your troubled boys and girls in the perfect treatment center that can meet their needs. If you have any questions or concerns contact ZES, (Zion Education Services) immediately to talk to a child placing specialist at 866-439-8112.


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