The Different Effects Violence Community and Within Families has on Children

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In this article, researchers explores the different effects violence throughout the community and within families has on children. According to the article children are the most vulnerable to violence whether it is witnessing or experiencing it first hand. Violent actions can disrupt cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional functions. This article tells of the rate at which children are exposed to violence, effects of exposure to violence: both long term and short term, and developmental process. This review article included a variety of research strategies and with different researchers. One of the research studies included short term effects of exposure to violence. According to the article, “Children who are exposed to violence …show more content…
For example, children usually display academic and behavioral problems in school because of violent exposure (normally video games) within the home. But with age comes maturity and the child who once acted up in school because of such exposure grows out of it, resulting in short term effects. When the acts of violence or exposure to becomes more critical; such as physical abuse within the home between both spouses children may suffer from long term effects. A 20 year study conducted but Ehrensaft et al concludes, “Children who were exposed to violence between their parents subsequently were more likely to perpetrate violence against an adult partner and to be treated violently by an adult partner then were children who were not exposed to violence; children who were physically abused had an increased rate of injuring a partner” (Margolin and Gordis 153). Over 90% of children has witness acts of violence and at least one third have been victims of violence. Rates of violence are generally based on interviews and/or surveys with children. According to The National Center of Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN), “ 49 out of 1000 children are victims of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect” (Margolin and Gordis 152). This article concluded that exposure to family and community violence compromises the development of some but not all children. Children who seem to not be affected by exposure to violence tend to cope with it through resilience. However, coping

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