Missing Piece is a book to read about patterns of abuse, Connie in childhood faced many different patterns of abuse. Physical abuse, mental abuse, verbal abuse, child neglect.. Later on in her adult hood she repeated the same cycle. Missing Pieces is a book against child abuse and Domestic Violence. No More Abuse! it also shows Connie faith in God and finding information on her mother's death and finding her long lost siblings over 44 years. Earlene Walker is set out to give awareness to young adults and adults to reach one person that will change a child life
In my search on domestic violence I found this time line and it said:
1900’s-1960’s: • The first Family Court is created in Buffalo, NY; the decision was that it is better to solve family problems in a setting of discussion and reconciliation with social service intervention. (1911) • Women are allowed to vote for the first time with the passing of the 19th amendment. (1919) • Civil rights, anti-war and black liberation movements challenge the country, this lays a foundation for the feminist movement. (1950s and 1960s) •
New York domestic violence cases are transferred from criminal court to civil court, where only civil procedures apply. The husband never faces as harsh penalties as he would suffer if he was found guilty in criminal court for assaulting a stranger.
(1962) • Congress began passing laws that prohibited discrimination against women in employment and requiring equal pay for equal work.
(1965) • Beating as cruel and inhumane treatment, becomes grounds for divorce in New York, but the plaintiff must establish that a sufficient number of beatings have taken place.
(1966) • The state of Maine opens one of the first shelters in the United States. (1967) • The women’s libertarian movement started. It claimed that what goes on in the privacy of people’s homes is deeply political.
(1960s and 1970s)1970’s: • Women were coming together with African Americans seeking their equal rights. As a result, women started talking about violence against women in the forms of spouse abuse and sexual assault. Women recognized three major contributors to the violence against them: economic disparity, traditional gender role expectations, and a criminal justice system that did not hold men accountable for violence against women. From this, the battered women’s movement was born. (1970s) •
In Chicago married women who leave their husbands due to battering are denied welfare because of their husband’s salaries. (1970s) • Grassroots organizing efforts begin transforming public consciousness and women’s lives. “We will not be beaten” becomes the mantra of women across the country organizing to end domestic violence. This theme stems from the notion that women face brutality from their husbands and indifference from social institutions. (1970s) • In Philadelphia, Women in Transition forms. Their mission is to provide services to divorced or separated women, battered wives and single mothers. (1971) • Informal networks between women begin sharing information, strategies and support. In Pittsburgh, this influences the founding of the Pittsburgh Women’s Center South which began in the home of Ellen Berliner. (1974) • Al-Anon, Drug and Alcohol support group members, that are battered, organize a shelter in Harrisburg. (1974) • Most US states allow wives to bring criminal action against a husband who inflicts injury upon her. (1975) • In Scotland, a Magistrate fines a husband $11.50 for hitting his wife in the face. He states, you may strike your wife’s bottom if you wish, but you must not strike her in the face. (1975) • Brazil passes a penal code that prohibits husbands from selling, renting, or gambling away their wives. (1975) • The Pennsylvania Coalition against Domestic Violence is formed through grassroots impact on state legislation. (1976) • In Pennsylvania, an old town ordinance is still on the books that no husband shall beat his wife after ten at night or on Sundays. (1976) • Women around the country march annually to “Take Back the Night”. With the walk, women begin to gain confidence because of the collective presence of their collective presence; they begin to feel strength and temporary psychological liberation through turning individual fear into mass anger. (1977) • Still only 14 states have provided funds for shelters. (1979)
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This is a great synopsis of what has happen in the lives of many women in the area of domestic violence. It is wonderful that the laws have changed concerning domestic violence. It is taken much seriously these days once its reported and praise God for that!
January 1978 Civil Liability in Child Abuse Cases Rowine Hayes Brown Richard B. Truitt Yhttp://scholarship.kentlaw.iit.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2292&context=cklawreview
LAWSUITS ON BEHALF OF THE ABUSED CHILD Child v. Parent Children in the United States generally have been denied the right to sue parents who have abused them.27 The immunity of parents from suits by their children for torts to their children has been created by stare decisis. The established common law rule in an action for damages caused by maltreatment to an infant is that an unemancipated minor cannot sue his parent in tort.28 This general rule is based upon the court's reluctance to create litigation and strife between members of the family unit 29 and its apparent insistence upon maintenance of parental discipline and control.30 The parental immunity doctrine extends to adoptive parents3 ' and persons in loco parentis32 and, consequently, would protect .the occasional foster parent who was the child abuser. Currently this immunity is not absolute. An action may now be maintained by a child against his parents for willful and wanton misconduct by them, including intentional torts.33 However, the great majority of appellate cases allowing a child to recover against his/her parents deal with automobile injuries resulting from reckless driving.34 It has been held that liability attaches to the parent for conduct beyond the bonds of reasonable parental authority or discretion 35 but a problem exists regarding the establishment of standards of "reasonable" parental authority and discretion. For example, Loco parentis occurs when a person temporarily undertakes the care and control of another person in the absence of supervision by this other person's natural parents and without formal legal approval. Griego v. Hogan, 71 N.M. 280, 284, 377 P.2d 953, 955 (1963). 33. Nudd v. Matsoukas, 7 111. 2d 608, 131 N.E.2d 525 (1956); Rodebaugh v. Grand Trunk W. Ry., 4 Mich. App. 559, 145 N.W.2d 401 (1966). 34. See, e.g., Nudd v. Matsoukas, 7 IlI. 2d 608, 131 N.E.2d 525 (1956); Rodebaugh v. Grand Trunk W. Ry., 4 Mich. App. 559, 145 N.W.2d 401 (1966). 35. See, e.g., Silesky v. Kelman, 281 Minn. 431, 161 N.W.2d 631 (1968); Goller v. White, 20 Wis. 2d 402, 122 N.W.2d 193 (1963). CHICAGO-KENT LAW REVIEW whether courts should impose culturally or class biased standards arises. Problems also arise with respect to neglect hearings and custody proceedings. "Western man has never been able to make up his mind what a child is-weak and innocent, needing protection, or wild and primitive, needing discipline and education. And adults are still swinging metronomically from one extreme to another. ' 36 The legislatures in typical child abuse statutes 37 have not provided standards or guidelines beyond "endangering life or health," but have allowed the courts to formulate their own standards. Public policy considerations of the parental immunity doctrine may prevent filing suits alleging mere negligence, 38 but such policy should not prevent a minor from obtaining redress for willful and wanton misconduct of his parents. "To tolerate such misconduct and deprive a child of relief will not foster family unity but will deprive a person of redress, without any corresponding social benefit, for an injury long recognized at common law." 39
This influential book provides an innovative framework for understanding and treating intimate partner violence. Integrating a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives, Donald G. Dutton demonstrates that male abusiveness is more than just a learned pattern of behavior--it is the outgrowth of a particular personality configuration. He illuminates the development of the abusive personality from early childhood to adulthood and presents an evidence-based treatment approach designed to meet this population's unique needs. The second edition features two new chapters on the neurobiological roots of abusive behavior and the development of abusiveness in females.
looking sideways into abuse.
In my research of child abuse i found that some violence is a growth of abuse. Teens making wrong choices. some kids/children come home to no parent ,some of the parents are in jail or on drugs. parents putting children out on the streets , kicking them out of the house to early without no supervision or authority, Many have no role models Some growing in purity is lost by peer pressure. What a parent cannot teach the Child the street has its own way of finding some children that is lost. Furthermore when a teen reach out and under pressure the parent maybe the only one of seeing their child lost in hurt .This is the time children /teens a hand should be held out to reach back to teach the children self respect ,love, understanding, and most of all concern for their feelings. I am concern.
Another form of abuse is Domestic Violence when a woman/man sit in it for years. Some of this abuse is not heard ,bystanders don't want to get involve as soon as the police arrived the abuser runs and try to get that same person out on bond that hit them upside the head. later on they find themselves right back in the same pattern of abuse.
Verbal abuse out of content of name calling taking away self esteem draining the life out of a person this is also involves children, teens ,young adults, and adults. Causing them to give up on themselves a failure to thrive which lead to suicidal thoughts, and tendencies, sometimes starvation they lose hope. I can go on more and more I do believe all abuse should not be hidden let it out and take a stand to help one another. fight against it.