Violence in the Home

Ingram, Terrance Rev.; Ferguson, Rod Rev.
Year Published:  1979  
Pages:  22  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX1024

This study paper with a questionnaire is concerned that people recognize that violence does exist in the home, and that the Church has a role to play in dealing with it. The paper has three sections. The first two deal with violence in the home, and the third looks at the church's response.

Abstract:  This study paper with a questionnaire is concerned that people recognize that violence does exist in the home, and that the Church has a role to play in dealing with it. The paper has three sections. The first two deal with violence in the home, and the third looks at the church's response.

Part one provides a look at wife-beating. This is the physical aspect of violence in the home. A number of factors are said to contribute to this violence. They include the pervasiveness of violence in society and in the media. More direct cuases such as financial/employment worries are cited.

Two ways that are suggested as steps towards elimination of violence in the home is the elimination of acceptable violence such as spanking children and the promotion of the equality of women in the legal and economic spheres of society.

Part two on child abuse also discusses some of the factors surrounding the physical abuse, and the neglect, of children. This type of violence is hard to prevent because of the reluctance of some to report it. Preventation may be found by means of public education.

The church must respond to violence in the home. Part three argues that ministers ought to be better trained for this situation. Also suggested are the multi-disciplinary child abuse teams and a closer relationships with the local Children's Aid Society.


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