Domestic Violence: Impact on Kids
If domestic violence is occurring in your home, there are several victims - some of whom do not physically feel the violence firsthand.
The Victim is Your Child!
Your child’s life is changed when he or she experiences violence in your home. Your child becomes a victim of domestic violence when he or she observes the actual incident (pushing, hair pulling, yelling, hitting); hears threats, anger or fighting noises in another room; or sees the aftermath; such as bruises, blood, broken household items, torn clothing, etc.
Your child lives in constant fear if your home is a verbal or physical battleground. At any age, your child suffers physically and emotionally. Normal loving parent and child bonds become difficult to establish or can even be permanently severed. Statistics show that over 3 million children witness violence in their home each year.