Essay on The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Children

1123 Words Nov 12th, 2015 5 Pages
Attention Grabber: Did you know that 1 in every 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime? Or that 85% of domestic violence victims are women? Or even the terrifying fact that every 9 seconds a woman is battered? Domestic violence is described as a pattern of controlling behaviors that one partner uses to gain power over the other. This can include threats, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual abuse. Domestic abuse could affect anyone despite age, race, religion, financial status, level of education obtained, or where one resides.

Thesis: Today my goal is to persuade you to help prevent domestic violence by speaking out and also by providing resources to help those who are in danger.

Preview of Main Points: Domestic violence is an issue that could effect anyone whether you are male or female in several different ways for the worse.

Domestic violence is an ongoing issue that can all begin through one’s childhood of being exposed to the abuse A. Here are some facts about the effects of violence on children 1. There are over 3 million children that witness domestic violence in their homes 2. Those children who are exposed to domestic violence at home are most likely to become a domestic offender themselves when they reach adulthood 3. These adolescents are also more likely to have health problems such as frequent headaches or stomachaches
II. Not only does domestic violence effect your health as a child, but sometimes even more so as…

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