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Children Are Affected by Domestic Violence

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
  • Do signs of abuse in the family differ for boys and girls?
    Often they do! Many times boys become more aggressive and girls more passive.
  • Are children really aware of what is happening?
    Yes. Children recognize and are often very affected by domestic violence.
  • What difference can the community make?
    Good role models, family support, and community support are all key to overcoming the negative.
  • What do children from violent homes experience?
    Children feel chaos, danger, fear and tension, confusion, isolation and hopelessness.

(Updated February 2015)