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By Rosemarie Skaine

This well timed quantity exhibits how abuse affects each phase of society―and how society is looking for powerful how one can respond.

• bargains an introductory essay that areas the topic in context and gives a framework in which to check and comprehend abuse

• gains entries from best students who offer a latest method of the problems

• Covers a variety of forms of abuse, contributors and agencies stricken by abuse, and folks operating to lessen and dispose of abuse

• comprises summaries of legislation that observe to varied varieties of abuse

• presents a "topic finder" to aid readers in finding details relative to certain types of abuse

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There are 1,500 emergency battered women shelters in the United States. The Domestic Violence Resource Center reported that each year between 600,000 and 6 million women are victims of domestic violence. Studies also show that access to shelter services leads to a 60 percent to 70 percent reduction in incidence and severity of repeated assault during the 3–12 months follow-up period compared to women who did not access shelter. Shelter services led to greater reduction in severe repeated assault than did seekThe construction of a Domestic Abuse Intervention Services shelter in Madison, Wisconsin, in March ing court or law enforcement 2014.

2007. ” SFGate, September 14. php. ADOPTED CHILDREN Abuse of an adopted child by adoptive parents occurs when the child is harmed physically, psychologically, or sexually, or neglected or abandoned by the adoptive parents. The abuse that a child who is adopted experiences is the same as the child who has birth parents. Hana Williams and her step brother were abused by their adoptive parents, Larry and Carri Williams of Sedro-Woolley, Washington. The Williams were found guilty of neglecting, abusing, and ultimately killing Hana.

Patty Anglin, the cofounder of Acres of Hope, one of the groups promoted by “Above Rubies,” found these adopting practices to be worrisome. Liberia had only recently emerged from a civil war and was in a state of near lawlessness. The prospect of a $6,000 adoption fee was enough to attract some shady operators. Adoptions that would take a year in other countries could take weeks or days in Liberia, and bribery was common. Not surprisingly, many of these adoptions ran into trouble. Many of the families were not equipped to handle children who had experienced the atrocities of war and displacement.

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