Essay on Domestic Violence and Its Effect on Children
March 16, 2012
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. ABSTRACT II. INTRODUCTION III. IDENTIFICATION OF THE PROLEM IV. HISTORY OF PROBLEM V. THEORIES REALTED TO PROBLEM VI. POLICIES ADDRESSING PROBLEM VII. SUMMARY VIII. CONCLUSION IX. REFERENCES
Children who live in domestic violence homes are constantly being exposed to verbal and physical abuse, directly or indirectly, it has to account for some form of damage within them. They generally suffer in silence, but often develop high levels of aggression, anger issues and anxiety, and often become depressed, there is even a potential to develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Therefore, …show more content…
At times minors are aware of the violence that is going on in their home and want to come to the rescue of the victim parent, but are caught up in the violence they can/will become victims or casualties themselves. Studies have shown that various forms of family violence such as spousal abuse and child abuse frequently occur together (Carden, 1994). Research has identified an association between growing up in a violent family and subsequent involvement in violent adult relationships as either an offender or victim (Kovacs & Tomison, 2003).
Children from homes in which domestic violence occurs have a myriad of developmental, physical and psychological difficulties; these children have a 50% greater chance of