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CDFS-3320-001 Week 8 Ch. 12

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CDFS-3320-001 Week 8 Ch. 12 CDFS-3320

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Lamanna, M.A. & Reidmann, A. (2012). Marriages and families: Making choices in a diverse society (11th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Professor Samantha Weir.
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Date Created: 02/29/16
Child Development and Family Services 3320-001 24 March 2016 Human Trafficking, Abuse and Rape Lecture Chapter 12: Power and Violence in Families I. Power (Refer to Book) Power - is the ability to exercise one’s will Autonomy – (personal power) power exercised over one’self Social Power – ability to exercise wills over the wills of others Parental Power – power over children Marital Power – power in marriage Coercive Power – Based on dominant partner’s ability to punish partner with psychological emotion or physical abuse Reward power – Expert Power - Informational power - Referant Power - Legitimate Power – In traditional marriage, husband has final say II. Couple Power 1. Decision Making 2. Division of Labor 3. Allocation of Money 4. Ability of Influence (e.g. informational power, teach others) III. Resource Hypothesis A. Spouse with more resources has more power in the marriage B. Focuses on background characteristics and doesn’t consider how partners interact C. Explains marital power only when there is no overriding egalitarian or patriarchial norm IV. Love Need and Power A. Each partner brings resources to the marriage and receives rewards from the other partner B. One partner may be gaining more from the marriage One partner is more likely to comply with the other’s preferences V. Equalization of Marital Power A. Women attain equal status in the public world and develop resources that are equal to men B. Society can value women’s resources of caring and emotional expression more highly VI. Control Over Money A. Research on couple’s allocation systems is really recent B. Cohabitant/Divorce couples like to maintain separate money C. Gender roles – men may be more likely to have control over money D. Women spend personal money on making the house more “homey” VII. Power Politics and No-Power Relationships A. No power- are more equal where couples can influence each other Video Clip – 911 powerful clip VIII. Family Violence A. Use of physical violence to gain or demonstrate power in a family relationship B. Intimate Partner Violence – Spouses, ex-spouses and current or former boy/girl friends are considered intimate partners IX. The Incidence of Intimate Partner Violence A. Has declined significantly in recent decades X. Correlates of Family Violence A. Cohabitating couples have more IPV B. Those who are exposed to family violence in childhood are more likely than other to abuse their own children and spouses C. Stress is a contributing factor XI. Gender and Intimate Partner Violence A. There ae conflicting findings about whether IPVs is asymmetrical (with men abusing women) or symmetrical (with bot parties contributing equally) B. Evidence suggests that IPV by women is largely in self-defense XII. Research on Intimate Partner Violence A. Husbands or other male partners have higher rates of inflicting the most dangerous and injurious forms of violence B. Husbands are more apt to leave an abusive relationship within a short time C. Violent acts by men are more frequent, tending to be repeated over time D. Violence by husbands or male partners do more damage because of physical strength (IMO, contradicting) E. Intimate Terrorism – Abuse that is almost entirely male and that is oriented to controlling the partner through fear and intimidation 1. Phase 1 – Beating 2. Phase 2 – Honeymoon 3. Phase 3 – Arguing occurs 4. Signs of Red Flags : Dominance, Humiliation, Isolation, Threatening, Intimidation 5. Why? : Attempt to compensate for feelings of powerlessness or inadequacy Attempt to maintain control over partners trying to become more independent of the relationship F. Situational Couple Violence 1. Mutual violence between partners that often occurs in conjunction with a specific argument 2. Involves fewer instances, is not likely to escalate and tends to be less severe XIII. Why Do Victims Live With It? A. Fear; | Cultural norms; | Love; |Scared of what’s happening next; |Hopes for change; | Low self-esteem; | Economic Dependence; | Belief that it’s a woman’s responsibility to keep a relationship from falling apart Phases of Physical Violence 1. Seduce, charm victim 2. Isolate the victim 3. Introduce the threat of violence 4. Kill them Shelters, Criminal Justice Response, Therapeutic Approach XIV. Stopping Relationship Violence A. Shelters provide some safety B. Criminal Justice System can only do so much C. Therapeutic Approach, couples counseling XV. Violence Against Children A. Child Abuse: Overt acts of aggression B. Child Neglect: includes acts of omission, failing to provide adequate physical or emotional support C. Emotional child abuse or neglect D. Sexual Abuse E. Incest REVIEW: There are several components of marital Power. Which of the following is NOT one of them? d) career importance Spouse with more resources has more power in the marriage )true The text suggests six bases or sources of power. Which of the following is NOT one of these? d) authoritative The text suggests several ways to stop relationship violence? Which of the following is NOT one of these? a) Telephone hotline


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