The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Children

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Children believe it or not are directly affected by witnessing domestic violence and witness it more than what should be acceptable (Fantuzzo and Mohr, Pg. 21). Diving into the deep secrets of the home, we undercover just how the children feel, and how they are affected by being witnesses to these violent acts.
In many ways the children are affected: cognitively, behaviorally, physically, and emotionally. One way that it effects them is that when the kids see their parents fight they will most of the time learn from them which, is a form of modeling. This will lure them into a life long tie with abuse. “Men who as children saw their parents physically attacked each other are three times more likely to hit their own spouses, women who witness it will be the victim” (Stone and Fialk, Pg. 95). Therefore, these violent acts can cause long-term effects on the children. Seeing relatives or loved ones bruised, burned, scratched causes emotional scares on these children and sometimes
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Some psychological impacts include, higher levels of anxiety, or depression (Edleson, 1999; Stiles, 2002). Anxiety can turn into impacting your daily life making it harder to function normally. They need to be treated for this right away. Allowing anxiety to grab hold of their lives could lead to more serious issues. These are never wanting to leave the house because they are afraid someone will find out about what is going on inside, or they are afraid to be around people that are older because they believe that every person older abuse each other. Allowing them to be put into treatment early on will allow the kid to not develop strong tendencies making it easier to reverse. Another psychological factor that needs to be watched is suicide. Children who witness domestic violence have a great tendency to want to end their pain and life. They no longer want to be a part of the madness (Bernard,

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