“Domestic violence creates a violent and hostile environment that can have devastating effects on children, both physical and emotional. Children who have been exposed to domestic violence can become fearful and anxious, concerned for themselves, siblings, and their parents. They may begin to feel worthless and powerless.vi Children exposed to violence may have difficulty paying attention and display depression and withdrawal. In the long run, children who witness or experience violence at home are much more likely to perpetuate the cycle of abuse in their own relationships as they grow into adulthood.”
Read the whole fact sheet from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:
Please visit the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s website at ncadv.org for more fact sheets, membership information and valuable resources.