This thorough exploration of the major types of family violence details the range of abusive behaviors perpetrated within family systems. Case vignettes effectively illustrate these events, and the victims' experiences and perceptions of the abuse. Chapters delineate: the reasons why various types of abuse continue to occur; how different types of violent behavior may be treated; and suggestions for prevention. In addition, the author provides definitions of terms, summaries, valuable references and additional suggested readings.

Sibling Abuse

Sibling abuse

My memories of growing up at home focus a lot on the way my brother who was 3 years older than me treated me. He would hit punch, and slap me continually. If I complained to my parents about it, they would say things like “You must have done something to deserve it” and “Fight your own battles and don't get us involved.” After a while I started to fight back, but he was so much bigger and strong than me. I couldn't hold my own against him. Besides, then my parents had reason to excuse his actions because they saw me hitting him. This behavior continued until my brother joined the army immediately after graduation from high school. Later, I left ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles