Mother is “seductive but rejecting” toward child.
Mother's dominance over son continues into adult life.
Expressed response pattern
Controlled response pattern
Compounded rape reaction
Silent rape reaction
Unmet needs for satisfaction & security result in an underdeveloped ego & a poor self-concept.
Children learn to behave by imitating role models as abuse children.
Societal influences, Aggressive behavior is primarily a product of one’s culture and social structure. The American culture was founded on a general acceptance of violence as a means of solving problems., Individuals feel needs & desires not met relative to other people.
Results in serious impairment of the child’s social, emotional, or intellectual functioning
Lack of support
Lack of understanding of child development
Lack of adaptive coping strategies
Expects the child to be perfect
Spare the rod
Profile of the victim, 85% are women., Battering - a pattern of coercive control founded on & supported by physical &/or sexual violence or threat of violence of intimate partner., All age, racial, religious, cultural, educational, and socioeconomic groups. They often have low self-esteem., Abusive childhood, Inadequate support systems.
Profile of the victimizer, Men with low self-esteem, pathologically jealous, presenting a “dual personality,” & exhibiting limited coping ability &severe stress reactions., The spouse is viewed as a personal possession.
The cycle of battering, Phase I, tension-building phase, Phase II, acute battering incident, Phase III, calm, loving, respite (honeymoon) phase
Why does she stay?, Fear for life or children's lives, Lack of support network for leaving, Religious beliefs, Lack of finances