Domestic Violence Causes

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Dealing with domestic violence is not easy as a child or as an adult. One in three women are abused. That is actually one of the most challenging conflicts that could possibly happen to a woman. Domestic violence has been around for years, and it is only getting worse. Most of the time, when a female is going through this situation, she hope for a change in the abuse, but nine times out of ten it get worse. It can start off as a little hit, then build up to an everyday thing. Females have soft hearts, so they may not leave. When they have children around to witness this issue, it really affects the children and how they will act. Many people define domestic violence in different ways. The three main causes are when a partner feels he needs …show more content…
That is because “they suffered or witnessed child abuse or neglect in the home” ("Homeless Youth Statistics & Facts"). The teens do not want to be in that type of environment, so they may run away from that life. Running away can lead to bad situations, such as homelessness, school dropouts, start drugs, sexual active, and more. While the teens are using the drugs, they are damaging their bodies early. The children don’t feel the love in the home, so that causes them to go in the streets and find that love. Some of the teens may be traumatized while others can cope well with the …show more content…
Witnessing the abuse is not easy for any children. They see their mother going through the violence. They see her crying, and no child should ever have to go through that and see their parent crying from getting beat. Which no child should witness that about their parent. "U.S. government statistics say that 95% of domestic violence cases involve women victims of male partners. The children of these women often witness the domestic violence” ("Effects of Domestic Violence on Children"). Witnessing the abuse is probably the hardest part for children, besides physically going through it themselves. Witnessing can mean seeing the incident actually happen, hearing the incident, or observing the aftermath of the incident. The child is aware of what is going on and can experience anxiety and fear. This could be a reason a child acts out in school; they seek attention because they do not get attention at home. “Children who grow up observing their mothers being abused, especially by their fathers, grow up with a role model of intimate relationships in which one person uses intimidation and violence over the other person to get their way” ("Effects of Domestic Violence on

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