Background

Since approximately 13 years ago, Syra and Sam have been together and have had 4 kids.
together. Multi-lingual Sam was born abroad; he didn’t finish high school; he speaks many
languages, including English. He’s also managed small companies on occasion. In addition to
being born in Australia, Syra has a degree from a university and operates her own company.
Both were pursuing their formal training when they encountered the home nation of Sam.
wife, Syra.

Sam was granted a spousal visa and they were married within a year. It is Syra with
her new partner, who is now caring for the children at a house they own. Sam’s contact with the
The younger kid is regulated by Family Court rules. The three older kids have decreased contact.
He was kind and quiet, yet deeply devoted to his spiritual ideas when Syra first met.
him.

Over the years, he insisted that his children adhere to a rigid daily worship ritual. At first,
Syra was captivated by Sam’s faith and commitment to the cause. He started visiting places of
worship after they arrived in Australia. The asceticism and volunteerism led him to become
extremely active in his new religious group. When she wasn’t caring for her small children, Syra
had three additional children over six years and worked full-time.

Termination was not an option for Sam because he thought it would weaken his manhood. Paradoxically, it was
the women from the religious community that encouraged Syra to seek contraceptives.
There was a lot of friction between Syra and Sam over several topics. Sam exerted a great degree of control over Syra and the children’s everyday lives. The children are required to do minutes of prayer services in the afternoons and evenings, which makes them tired for school and then behind with their schoolwork.

In many cases, Sam would prescribe how prayers must be conducted, only to alter the regulations without explanation. Irfan would beat the youngsters in the face or swing the children around on one arm if they did not follow the instructions properly. Syra claims that although she was exposed to some physical abuse, it was the children who suffered the most.

Sam had demanded that Syra attend worship with him while she was significantly
pregnant with their second child. Syra was weary and asked if she should leave. Angry with her,
Sam shoved her onto the railroad tracks. A frightened Syra traveled miles to a family member’s
home, and spent the night there, where she remained for the night. Then, when Syra returned
home after the birth of their youngest child, a friend offered to watch the other children so that
Syra and Sam could have a vacation from taking care of the younger ones. Sam refused, and
Syra questioned him about his reasons for refusing to participate. Several times he smacked her
across the face while she was holding the infant, and he warned her not to challenge his authority.
in front of the children in particular.

Literature review:

In this case study, the issue of intimate partner violence and domestic violence has been
discussed in detail. This case study is related to Syra and her communication with Sam. Sam is
a registered partner who has his terms and conditions. Their relationship became more difficult,
and she eventually shut off entirely. After Sam barred Syra’s relatives from the house because
they didn’t comply with the norms of his religion. Syra grew more isolated. Syra, who was a
bridesmaid, was not allowed to attend a significant family wedding because Sam would not let
the children go. It was difficult for Syra to make acquaintances outside of the religious group.
and she did not think she should.

Despite having separate bank accounts, Syra and Sam pooled their money. Although
Sam made little or no money. Syra was the main breadwinner for her family. As a result, Syra
was constantly chastised for even small expenditures. These excursions were costly and took
several months to save up for, but Sam persisted in taking them. With small children, and
particularly while pregnant, Syra found these visits to be upsetting since housing conditions
were low and public places were usually dangerous. Syra and the children were on one of these.
excursions when they saw an event that was especially upsetting to them. He thought that his younger relative had violated a holy rite, and punished him by burning an impression deep into his palm to remind him of the transgression. Family members watched in horror. A similar penalty has been threatened every time Sam believes his children to be disobedient. It took Syra as well as the children a while to come to grips with the fact that they would be murdered. Her sister had told her that when she would come one day, they would all have been dead, and she would be left alone.

Syra had attempted to quit the partnership twice before the ultimate breakup. As part of
the local family violence support service, shelter accommodation was arranged. Thereafter Syra
consults an attorney to obtain an order of protection, as well as a
psychologist to attempt to identify and comprehend her experiences over the previous
several years. From the refuge and these experts, Syra got crucial assistance. Sam came with his
lawyer and supporters from the religious community on the first day of the hearing. It was his
denial of any domestic violence that led him to agree to a two-year protection order, without
admitting anything. She felt secure in the courtroom and was shielded from Sam or his lawyer’s
direct approach. Her main concern was how Sam would respond to her taking the children away.
from him.

Her lawyer arranged for Syra to mediate over the phone, in an attempt to find a solution.
for the children, with Sam’s help. Sam disputed all of the facts behind the breakup of the
relationship, thus this procedure was a failure. Syra filed a complaint with the Family Court in
the end. A psychologist was contacted to determine the children’s desires. As they were in their
early to mid-teens, the three elder children made it plain that they did not like seeing their dad.
They were certain that they did not even want him. The court granted Syra the right to live in the
The United States and Sam contact with the younger kid only once every two weeks and then
overnight contact. To keep Sam informed about the children, Syra was obliged to email
him regularly. A single phone call had to be avoided. When it comes to Sam’s conduct, Syra
thinks that a psychologist might uncover significant dangers.

Separation and Family Court orders took three years. Ivonne and her children were
housed in different places after they left the shelter, and sought out numerous agencies for
financial, legal, and emotional assistance. A modification in handover arrangements was required
for the youngest kid, who, by that point, was sleeping with Sam at night. A cousin of Sam’s once
told Syra that Sam and the youngest kid had been sobbing for hours together. Despite her
knowledge, Syra felt extremely worried when the agreed-upon handover time passed. The children
were very worried about what Sam would do when he returned them to their new home, resulting
in one of them requiring substantial therapy assistance. Syra sees how deeply Sam’s abuse has
impacted the three older children.

To get the original contact orders restored, Syra is seeking help from her lawyer.
She thinks that allowing overnight contact may be harmful to the youngest kid. This. means he
has no touch with the kid. She thinks they get along well, and Sam considers the kid to be his
favorite.

Unresolved property issues persist. Although the couple has property and money in Sam’s
native nation, Syra does not have enough money for legal action that would allow them to settle.
their assets. As a result, she is no longer eligible for legal aid funds and is unable to privately
finance any future proceedings. After many years of abuse, Syra is in a new relationship that she
finds fulfilling. She has learned to be wary, though, and to be vigilant for any indications of
abuse she may have been exposed to for years. They are developing a company together, while
also caring for Syra’s four children, who are under their care. She thinks she and the children
have made it during the worst of their suffering. But she thinks there will always be a chance that
Sam may lose his temper.

Crisis management:

In this area, we will discuss how the crisis related to domestic violence would be
managed.

Cognitive behavioral therapy on the mechanics of and health issues for abusive
relationships should be included in treatment interventions with victims of child violence. As a
the general rule, information is given on: the cycle of violence (e.g., the honeymoon period; building
tension and eruption of violence), and the increase in the amount and duration of violent acts
over time.

Abusive dating relationships include the use of power and control (e.g., isolation,
jealousy and as well as possessiveness)

A stressful incident may lead to psychological and emotional problems. In the therapy of
DV clients, identifying, confronting, and changing skewed cognitions and beliefs may be helpful.
Women who have been abused typically acquire three types of erroneous ideas, according to
Douglas and Strom (1988, referenced by Webb, 1992).

Before being engaged in an abusive relationship, the client may have had certain views.
(i.e., women are inferior to men)

As a result of the abuse, certain beliefs are formed (i.e., he wouldn’t hit me if I were a
better partner)

I’m a syrup – I can’t make it on my own. Many victims of domestic abuse may benefit from
training in skills and coping mechanisms. Some clients may have established methods of
interacting with others that limit conflict, which may not be in the client’s best interests.
Communication, decision-making, and problem-solving abilities are among the talents that may
be acquired.

Dependent upon findings of the assessment as well as the course of treatment, additional
therapies may be added to address particular symptoms such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
When it comes to alleviating guilt and shame, emotions, exercising social skills, and
building trust in others, group therapy may be beneficial. There are many different types of
groups that may be provided, from support groups to trauma-focused therapy.

Most therapies intended for domestic abuse victims are ineffective. (Kantor & Jasinski,
1998). Domestic abuse victims have been the subjects of very few outcome studies. To establish
if the treatments given are suitable and successful in improving safety and reducing post-traumatic symptoms, additional case studies, experimental designs, and long-term studies are
needed.

While domestic abuse reporting laws and regulations continue to grow in popularity,
clinicians and researchers who treat domestic violence victims and their children should be ready
to handle numerous ethical issues. Professional evaluation of child abuse in this group has
a unique difficulty because of the obligation to report it. However, physicians and investigators
should be aware of the local regulations regulating their obligation to report (Azar, 1992).
Depending on the jurisdiction, scientists may be excused from reporting.

Locale-specific definitions of childhood abuse may also differ. For example, exposing
children to marital violence is considered emotional abuse in certain jurisdictions. A
A failure to protect a finding may also be pursued in other jurisdictions. As important as it
is to provide a safe environment for young children. Clinicians should also be aware of it.
the problems that the violent offender, older victim, as well as worker may have to
deal with (breaking confidentiality, impediments to building rapport). Practitioners
Those who discover allegations of abuse must be prepared to react professionally and ethically, according to the report.

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