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Community College / Lower Division
Ohio Open Ed Collaborative
  • Oss0212
  • Sociology
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    Describe abuse within the family


    OER Text Material

    Sociology: Understanding and Changing the Social World, Section: 15.6
    Section 6 covers violence against intimates, dating violence on campus and child abuse. This is an OK overview for an introduction to sociology course.

    Supplementary Material (Videos and Reading)

    1. The Center for Family Safety and Healing
      This is a great Columbus based organization that deals with many issues related to family violence. Their website provides great definitions and current research on family violence. It is an excellent source for students to explore.
    2. It’s Abuse
      A campus initiative designed to bring awareness to issues of abuse faced by college students. The website includes great information and self-assessments.
    3. “More Research is Needed to Prevent Elder Abuse”
      Elder abuse is an important issue for families, but is not discussed in many textbooks. This short 2016 article from the Business Insider provides information about elder abuse and highlights the need for more research.
    4. Behind Closed Doors: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children – UNICEF
      This short (8 pg) report provides a nice and easy to read overview of the impact of domestic violence on children.