What about my kids? I don’t want my daughter to experience a life of domestic violence and grow up thinking that it’s okay for her to accept the same treatment. I don’t want my son to experience a life of domestic violence and grow up thinking that it’s okay to behave the same way toward [...]
Violence leaves more than physical scars. Many studies have revealed that when children witness or are involved in physical, sexual, and mental abuse, tragic accidents, death, or other violent activity, those psychological scars may plague them for weeks or months.
Women who experience intimate partner violence (IPA) are often reluctant to report problems to the authorities. Because of the nature of the experience, women who are victims may be isolated and lack the personal support needed to escape their situation. In addition, many victims are afraid to leave the economic security provided by their partner. [...]
Children who are exposed to domestic violence are victimized by it as well. Children develop many emotional, psychological and behavioral issues that are directly related to having witnessed violence in their homes. Family violence can affect all aspects of a child’s life when it is occurring and can have long-lasting effects that continue into adulthood. [...]