F - Domestic Violence - Staying Together
domestic violence
xxxx abuse
physical abuse
emotional abuse
anger management
restraining order
Stockholm syndrome

What is your advice for Annie? For Dan?
Look at the counselors’ suggestions at the bottom of  the page under “Role Play.” Wat is your recation to their ideas?
What reasons can you thing of for people becoming violent with their partners?
What reasons can you think of for people staying with abusive partners?
Why is it so difficult for victims of domestic violence to leave their abusers?
How much responsibility does the victim bear for staying?
How common do you think wife/husband abuse is? Do you think it is increasing or decreasing?
How common is parental abuse?
Can you think of some examples of emotional abuse?
Own experiences with other kinds of violence or abuse (bullying). Solutions?
Other experiences, stories, research...

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Tracy Chapman
Behind The Wall <http://snipurl.com/3ec1v>

Last night I heard the screaming
Loud voices behind the wall
Another sleepless night for me
It won’t do no good to call
The police Always come late
If they come at all

And when they arrive
They say they can’t interfere
With domestic affairs
Between a man and his wife
And as they walk out the door
The tears well up in her eyes

Last night I heard the screaming
Then a silence that chilled my soul
I prayed that I was dreaming
When I saw the ambulance in the road
And the policeman said
“I’m here to keep the peace
Will the crowd disperse
I think we all clould use some sleep”