Cycle of Violence Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Cycle of Violence Worksheet?

The cycle of violence explains the stages of violence in the context of the behavior of the victim and perpetrator. In this cycle, there are three stages including the tension-built-up stage, the explosion stage, and the honeymoon stage. Understanding the dynamics of the relationship will help therapists understand the severity and frequency of abusive behavior. Moreover, it will provide the therapist an opportunity to psycho-educate the victim of violence.

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet can act as an assessment tool for the therapist while dealing with victims of domestic violence. It will provide more understanding of all the stages of the cycle of violence. It will help the client develop an understanding of the fact that abusers do not change, even after giving their word, and are likely to follow the same pattern.

How to use the worksheet?

This worksheet has been designed specifically for victims of domestic abuse. Therapists can use it to evaluate a victim’s current severity level of abuse and suffering related to it. This worksheet is divided into two parts; the first is related to psychoeducation about the cycle of violence later some questions are related to self-report about the suffering and attitude of their partner towards them in each stage. 

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