Ch 6: Dysfunction, Abuse & Neglect

About This Chapter

This chapter teaches you about dysfunction, abuse and neglect. The short lessons break down these concepts in an easy-to-understand way to help you prepare for an exam or complete an assignment.

Dysfunction, Abuse & Neglect - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll get a comprehensive look at different types of abuse and neglect, and examine dysfunction in families and relationships. You'll look at the indicators of abuse and neglect, dysfunctional family dynamics and the definitions of physical and psychological abuse. After going through all the lessons in this chapter, you'll be able to:

  • Recall the types of defense mechanisms that people use when they are being abused
  • Identify the effects of sexual abuse and harassment on adolescent development
  • Explain the causes, consequences and prevention of relationship abuse
  • Relate the effects of abuse and neglect on child development
  • Detail trauma-related disorders and the effect of trauma on behavior and self-image
  • Discuss the causes of domestic violence and its effects
  • Describe the relationship between child abuse and juvenile delinquency

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14 Lessons in Chapter 6: Dysfunction, Abuse & Neglect
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Indicators of Abuse & Neglect

1. Indicators of Abuse & Neglect

Children can be physically and psychologically neglected as well as physically, psychologically, and sexually abused. Find out the difference between abuse and neglect and some indicators of all of these.

Defense Mechanisms: Definition, Types & Examples

2. Defense Mechanisms: Definition, Types & Examples

Learn about defense mechanisms and how they help people cope with difficult situations. Explore the most common types of defense mechanisms and consider examples of each one.

Dysfunctional Family Dynamics

3. Dysfunctional Family Dynamics

This lesson explores the topic of dysfunctional family relationships. Characteristics and examples of dysfunctional families are presented, and functional families are discussed in comparison.

Influences of Sexual Harassment and Abuse on Adolescent Development

4. Influences of Sexual Harassment and Abuse on Adolescent Development

Amid the changes of adolescence, some teens struggle with sexual harassment. Watch this lesson to find out more about the types of sexual harassment, including sexual abuse and sexual bullying, and the effects they have on adolescents.

What is Psychological Abuse? - Definition & Overview

5. What is Psychological Abuse? - Definition & Overview

This lesson defines psychological abuse and gives a brief overview of what this type of abuse is. Behaviors that can be expected and potential victim reactions are also mentioned.

What is Physical Abuse? - Definition & Signs

6. What is Physical Abuse? - Definition & Signs

Physical abuse can be severely damaging to a person. It's important you know what signs to look out for so you can hopefully play a part in ending a person's nightmare.

Abusive Relationships: Causes, Consequences & Prevention

7. Abusive Relationships: Causes, Consequences & Prevention

In this lesson, we will look at why abusive relationships occur, what can happen as a result of them, and ways to prevent becoming a victim of an abusive relationship.

Domestic Violence: Definition, Causes, Facts & History

8. Domestic Violence: Definition, Causes, Facts & History

This lesson will provide the definition for domestic violence. It will also explore the history, causes, and facts about domestic violence. A short quiz on the subject matter will follow the lesson.

Domestic Violence and Sociology: Definition & Effects

9. Domestic Violence and Sociology: Definition & Effects

This lesson defines domestic violence and gives examples of what domestic abuse can be. The effects of domestic violence for adults, children, adolescents, and families are also discussed.

The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

10. The Impact of Abuse and Neglect on Child Growth & Development

A healthy family relationship can contribute positively to the growth and development of a child. Unfortunately, unhealthy and abusive relationships do occur. This lesson will describe characteristics of abusers and the impact of abuse on a child's growth and development.

Child Abuse and Neglect: 4 Major Types, Characteristics & Effects

11. Child Abuse and Neglect: 4 Major Types, Characteristics & Effects

Child abuse is a major problem in our world today. Counselors must be educated in the topic, particularly the four types of abuse, their effects, and what to focus on in therapy.

Cycle of Violence: Child Abuse & Juvenile Delinquency

12. Cycle of Violence: Child Abuse & Juvenile Delinquency

The number of child abuse cases that are reported on an annual basis is alarming. This lesson will examine whether a link exists between child abuse and juvenile delinquency that perpetuates the cycle of violence.

Trauma-Related Disorders: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Acute Stress Disorder

13. Trauma-Related Disorders: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Acute Stress Disorder

A lot happens in the brain following a traumatic, life threatening event. Sometimes the brain has difficulty managing the stress and can be caught in a loop known as post-traumatic stress disorder, which will be discussed in this lesson along with acute stress disorder.

Effects of Trauma on Behavior & Self-image

14. Effects of Trauma on Behavior & Self-image

Trauma can manifest in different forms such as homelessness, surviving a natural disaster, abuse, neglect, witnessing horrific violence. Learn the definition of trauma, how it affects self-image, and the behavioral consequences of traumatic experience in this lesson.

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