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    Assessment of Domestic Abuse

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    In six pages domestic violence is investigated as it involves children and includes the problem itself, DSM IV classification, brief history, therapy alternatives, and conclusion. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    Court Judge Eugene D. Serpentelli, there is a strong desire to make the marriage work. "Typically, victims will write letters to us asking us to drop their case because  theyve patched things up. He promised it wont happen again" (Livio, 1996, p. PG). However, Judge Serpentelli claims that such empty promises are merely part of the whole  syndrome. When a woman is caught within the confines of an abusive relationship, she is not always aware of her choices, or that any even exist at all.  She often feels that she has no one to turn to who can help, so she goes on with her life of lies and abuse. More importantly, however, is  the mental and emotional impact left upon the children who are forced to remain in this unhealthy environment. Children are often the unwitting  victims of domestic violence, even though they are not the specific targets of the spouses anger. Statistics show that in America, a child is reported abused or neglected every  thirteen seconds, which equates to more than two point seven million children each and every year. This figure, more than three times as many as was reported in 1980,  reflects a disturbing trend toward uncontrolled acts of domestic violence (Leigh et al, 1995). Employing the interventionist services of the Department of Social Services (DSS) as a means by  which to circumvent further physical and emotional destruction is imperative if the child is going to develop a healthy sense of self. II. BRIEF HISTORY Statistics show that women  take back their abusive mates on an average of three times before they finally tire of the unbreakable cycle. It is at this point, says Jackie Marich, executive director 

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