Limitations Recommendations Conclusion 4 9 10 11 13 Reference 14 15 Domestic Violence occurs all over the world. It is important to understand that these are unsafe environment for women and their children. The research available provides the risk and steps a woman takes for herself, and for her children for a safe environment. Shelters for Women also provide counseling how to re-engage back into society, and how to re-claim one’s own self-esteem. Literature Review Domestic Violence against women happens in every country all over the world. There is no country in which women are not exposed to some kind of lenience.
Women and children around the world, across lines of income, class and traditional views, are exposed to physical, sexual and psychological abuse, domestic abuse, inequality, and, in addition, lack of human rights. Worldwide, at least one in every three women is beaten, forced into sex, or abused in some way, most frequently by someone she knows, including her spouse or another male in the family (Jansen, Heist, Watts, and Garcia- Moreno, 2008). Violence relates to the lack of human rights, and to legal, economical, and public health problems as well.
The importance of this robber has now been affirmed. Violence against women is legally realized as a priority health and human rights problem (Doodles, 2012). It influences all areas of the world and is a crucial problem that needs research initiatives directed at the improvement of universal understanding. Within a domestic environment safe havens and shelters are provided in communities for women’s safety. The first big step for domestic abuse women is to take the step to walk away from an abusive environment, and learn a new way of life.
Women abused often have fear, guilt, shame, sadness, and anger. Another rear of concern is women can develop depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and suicidal thoughts (Jansen, Heist, Watts, and Garcia-Moreno, 2008). Many women in society today will cope with the abuse by using alcohol or drugs to numb the pain Of the abuse. Other women will go to a safe haven, such as a shelter for protection to get away from the abuse for themselves, and for their children. Let’s focus on the shelters women can go to for safety and protection, for themselves and their children.
Abused women have available services and treatment accessible in communities in which women live. Communities provide shelters and safe havens for these women. The shelters provide counseling, and living arrangements within the shelter for the abused women and their children. These services are accessible free of charge to anyone who has been abused. The women and children in a shelter have completed confidential, and safe from their names being given out. Shelters provide a safe refuge for abused women. Women who have been physically or psychologically abused may seek support at a shelter.
Women may themselves decide if they want to stay for a night or two, or over a longer erred of time. Women may also choose whether to just come and speak to a shelter worker for a several hours, or seek counseling over the phone. Shelters can provide medical treatment, and has laws that protect women, such as legal intervention from keeping the abuser from seeing the woman, granting custody of children, and helping financially, and employment (Williams, and Michelson, 2007). Shelters also provide emotional help, such as self-help, support groups, and self-confidence training.
Organizations, service provides, and policy-makers recognize that violence has serious outcomes unfavorable consequences for women’s health and for society (Boston, Pollution, and Pratt, 2009). Steps that are taken in one study according to McFarland (2007) are supportive housing for women fleeing domestic violence should: ; Make provisions for child-care services. ; Support employment and/or training activities; partner with others to deliver these services to ensure women obtain sustainable employment. ; Provide re-parenting training; this training could be delivered through pa retiring community organizations. Provide access to counseling and/or access to a long-term outreach worker o provide instrumental and emotional support. ; Ensure access to recreational activities for women and their children. ; Foster social integration of families into one’s communities to support the development of natural informal support networks. ; Address the affordable transportation issue through creative partnerships and accessing govern meet subsidies. ; Keep the rules and regulations to a minimum; have resident participation in establishing rules and have program participation be voluntary. ; Support the family in establishing one’s own goals. Develop culturally competent supportive housing services. Develop a peer case management model, where women who have been former consumers of this service could act as service navigators and supportive guides. Not all women stay in shelters for completion of programs available to restart one’s life in a new direction. According to Lattice, Anderson, and Sobbingly (1998) the inability for women to adhere to new rules in a shelter IS a common reason for individuals to not stay. The research provided information referring to how these women do not share the same belief at first, and that one’s life can have new beginnings.
The shelters do provide a fee and secure residence first, and this type of support can progress and empower women to start a new life (Rapport, 1985; Lovely, 1996). It is acknowledged that this approach with individuals can be the support needed for these women to begin a new life. Supportive housing programs for women fleeing domestic violence and for families generally, show a new start; such as, structure and rules, parenting support, counseling, educational and employment placement support, assistance accessing government benefits and other financial support, support with goals, and development of supportive networks.
Additional treatment for these women in a shelter can provide medication, counseling and support group therapy. Regaining confidence in returning to the work force can also present issues in the working environment for these women. The research suggest that battered women in maintaining employment shows decrease decision-making, problem-solving skills, lowered perceptions of self-efficacy, self-esteem, and negative thoughts induced by the abuser (Wettest, Rudolph, Fall, Gallagher, Transgress, Adams, and Iterance, 2004).
Research suggests that there is a psychological struggle for battered women’s ability to obtain or maintain meaningful employment (Williams, and Michelson, 2007). According to Correct, and Melvin, (2005) women interviewed suggested that greater access to counseling in the first three to four months after leaving the shelter was as important to receive counseling while in a shelter. McFarland (2007) states counseling is the missing link for the emotional support needed for these women while in a shelter and after leaving a shelter.
Once a woman comes to a shelter one’s is seeking not only protection for oneself and one’s chi lilied, but committing to ending the relationship with one’s abuser and to achieve one’s life goals. Counseling, and support groups, provides the woman programs, direction, coping skills, and a change with behavior patterns. These on-site shelters provide programs with staff supervision and support on a 24- hour basis.
Each woman has access and options to also use community resources, financial support, health care, educational and training, and spiritual support, social and recreational support. Once a woman wants to transition out into society the shelters can provide the woman eligibility for finding affordable housing, and support programs within one’s community, or another safe community. Another study suggests women follow a three part plan in the recovery needed within a shelter. 1) Talking Immediate Action, 2) Staying Safe 3) Healing Emotionally (McFarland, 2007).
The research suggest that women shelters are affective when the plans provided are followed, such as protection for one-self, ending the relationship immediately, don’t give up on one-self, don’t suffer in silence, working on self-esteem, process anger, and most important, spend time healing for one-self and for the children involved. Women shelter in society today is a way for woman to begin a new life, and regain one’s self-respect. The shelters are voluntary providing standard structure, such as safety and confidentially for woman coming to the shelter.
Woman are safer in shelters today with the screening of calls, and by providing the confidentially needed to keep these woman and children safe. Shelters provide a supportive environment for women, and one’s children fleeing a domestic violence situation. It is also important for women to not be in poverty because of the environment one has come from. Shelters can oversee that extensive networking for transitional housing for women and children can become available for a new beginning. Communities need to provide the shelters with updated information on the transitional housing availability.
Women, in the shelters are provided with guidelines, which need to be followed for the type of housing available when that transitional time comes. Women shelters eligibility for the transitional housing and support program is open to women in need of this support and service within one’s community, or another community. Beginning a new life after spending time in a shelter is, and has several factors to consider for the women involved (Lattice, Anderson, and Sobbingly, 1998). The goal of this discussion is to analyze the safety women have coming from a domestic abusive relationship.
In reviewing effective programs within the women’s shelters, it is important to first understand the reason of the individual’s environment in which she lived in. Discovering the reasons for women’s shelters has contributed to developing programs to help reduce the anxiety for these women. Psychosocial factors play a major role in understanding why women stay to long within an abusive relationship. Because the largest increase in domestic abuse has got the attention Of society, more research needs to be completed on this cause. Domestic abuse has become an increasing issue in society, and is becoming a long term safety issue for women.
The different subsets that affect women in abusive relationships are the family, and the living environment Each occurrence of domestic abuse against women has a different reason, and outcome. The discussion information gathered on domestic abuse is to understand the nature of an abuse, and for society to provide safety havens, shelters for women in these situations. The discussion will be integrated to show that there is not a set pattern for domestic abuse, and that women need to know hat is available in one’s area for safety, and protection.
Using the qualitative and quantitative research was to understand the scope and experience women endure, and to understand that in today society additional shelters for women are available. Society today has taken a huge leap in stopping domestic abuse against women. It is important to understand that the research does not include all of the different shelters available within the United States. The research available was conducted to determine what women are faced with in a domestic violent situation, and what is provided in one’s community for hose women and their children, for safety.
For example, the shelters provide confidentially, counseling, for the women and the children, and most important a new beginning for women and the children. In regards to some questions on whether shelters increase the risk or decrease the risk for women in shelters, what type of treatment programs are available, and what assessment practice is needed in shelters for an abused women coming to a shelter. The fact that most of the research was based on qualitative research, meaning the research based its data on the interviews with women who have en in a shelter at one time or another.
The interviews also based its knowledge of research on the women’s experience while in a shelter. What is still unclear, due to the fact that there was limited data available for current shelters with research to compare the research that was available? This could be crossed referenced as to how these shelters are doing today and what can improve for the women and children in these shelters. The data with the interviews with women provided limited information. Each shelter has a similar but somewhat different approach as to how to provide the safety and orgasm for women and her children coming from a domestic violent environment.
The limitation of research does not serve each community justice, such as what is needed in these communities to better serve these shelters. More research across America is needed to better provide for women coming from a domestic violent situation. Shelters within communities should provide safety, counseling, and programs for helping women with new direction for herself and her children. Recommendation Recommendations for safe-havens-women shelters have guidelines and abused women have available services and treatment accessible in areas in which women live.
Communities provide shelters and safe havens for these women. The shelters provide counseling, and living arrangements within the shelter for the abused women and their children. These services are accessible free of charge to anyone who has been abused. All women and children in a shelter are completely confidential, even the names are not given out. Shelters provide a safe refuge for abused women. Women who have been physically or psychologically abused may seek support at a shelter.
Women may themselves decide if they want to stay for a night or two, or over a longer period of time. Women may also choose whether to just come and speak to a shelter worker for a several hours, or seek counseling over the phone. Shelters can provide medical treatment, and has laws that protect women, such as legal intervention from keeping the abuser from seeing the woman, granting custody of children, and helping financially, and employment (Williams, and Michelson, 2007). Sisters also provide emotional help, such as self-help support groups and self-confidence training.
Organizations, service provides, and policy-makers recognize that violence has serious outcomes unfavorable consequences for Treatment for these omen in a shelter can provide medication, counseling, and support group therapy. Regaining confidence in returning to the work force can also present issues in the working environment for these women. The research suggest that battered women in maintaining employment shows decrease decision- making, problem-solving skills, lowered perceptions of self-efficacy, self- esteem, and negative thoughts induced by the abuser (Wettest, Rudolph, Fall, Gallagher, Transgress, Adams, and Iterance, 2004).
Researchers suggest that there is a psychological struggle for battered women’s ability to obtain or maintain meaningful employment (Williams, and Michelson, 2007). Domestic violence does integrate standards for the women in safety, and her confidentiality. The need is to respect the fact that these women are strictly volunteering to take the steps needed for the protection for themselves and their children. Recommendation for additional shelter for safety, and longer term programs are needed for these women in society today.
The fact that these individual need to deprogram themselves from the environment she is coming from takes time, and so for the children. The shelters struggle in the oral today because not much funding is available. I would recommend society to be more aware of this crime happening in society today. I would recommend the abuser held accountable for the actions inflicted upon the abused. Society needs to take a stronger stand against domestic abuse, and open more shelters and protection for the women and children involved. Additional recommendations are needed in today’s society to better provide for women in a domestic abusive environment.
Counseling and the medical field provide services in health care, counseling, and advocates for women’s retention. Additional programs in society today are needed for the victim’s recovery. Salter and Talebearer (1995) state the physician need a reference guide to provide how to recognize signs of domestic violence, and how to handle the situation. Research needed for the future is to develop additional tools in learning more about victims, and providing additional shelters for protection for the client’s recovery Additional research regarding treatment in shelters for women Of domestic abuse is needed.