A proposal of attention to Domestic Violence


What Problematic Do We Attend?

Orientación Familiar Letechipía A.C. is essentially directed to the attention of the domestic violence, understanding it as the manifestations of aggressiveness within a family where a person, based on the type of relationship, attacks in a physical, economical, sexual and/or emotional way by means of blows, yells, insults, threats, negligence, humiliations and all those conducts, with or without the intention to harm the other.


It considers the causes and consequences of domestic violence as great part of its area of expertise. Understanding that it has its origin (as we have been able to verify during more than 16 years of experience in the field) in the conflicts and disagreements of pairs which does not have enough clarity about their reasons to be living together. The mutual incompatibility of their interests and difficulties to negotiate and reach agreements, are the sprouting of this problematic, until it directly affects their children.


The amount of consequences derived from domestic violence is endless. It causes problems in aspects of family relationship, education, health, and economic, psychological and public security.


Family relationship: It is manifested as child abuse, dysfunction and family disintegration.


Education: In this aspect children and adolescents show behavior problems, low scholastic efficiency and desertion.


Health: The domestic violence generates problems like addictions (in children, adolescents, youths and adults), teenage pregnancy, sexual transmitted diseases, negative effects on health (nervous colitis, insomnia, digestive disorders, migraines, etc.), and irreversible health damages (injuries in the auditory system, loss of hair, multiple injuries, even death).


Economy: When violence is lived within home echoes in the economical aspect of the family, producing work absenteeism, inefficiency and even job loss.


Psychological: Unfortunately, those affected in this aspect are children, adolescents and youths, showing problems of nocturnal enuresis, nervous tics, stress, anxiety, distress/anxiety, depression, management of suicidal ideas and suicides.


Public security: When the problem of domestic violence exceeds the limits of our homes the society gets to be affected by problems such as gangsterism, sexual abuse, raping, infantile prostitution and delinquency, among others.

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