Essay on The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Children

1828 Words Dec 10th, 2014 null Page
A typical stigma is forming among society that domestic violence only effects the couple that are experiencing the situation. One needs to redirect his/her thinking to the perspective of the entire “family,” whether it be mixed, bi-racial, large, or small. Domestic violence has the impeccable capability to affect the emotional well-being and health of a child. Adolescents, who are not fully matured to comprehend a situation of this magnitude, often become filled with emotions that they also do not understand. Many possibilities that have the potential to be played out for children in these types of situations are done so. One of which possibilities is when children take the life they are presented with and learn to use it as a form of motivation to aid in the betterment of their lives. Situations have also been known to morph completely opposite when children become overwhelmed, feel no hope of escaping, and their motivation plummets. Society needs to become fully aware of the effects of domestic violence on children because of these scenarios and many others that can be orchestrated. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior characterized by the intent to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner or other family members. This type of violence can take on several forms such as, physical, sexual, emotional and/or verbal, economic and psychological abuse. Any form of domestic violence is not appropriate or acceptable for a child to…

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