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Resources and information for parents.


Domestic violence affects every member of the family, including the children and teens. Domestic violence affects children and teens both directly and indirectly. They live in homes where they witness and experience domestic violence, threatening their safety and sense of security.

Family violence creates a home environment where children live in constant fear. Children and teens that witness family violence are affected in ways similar to those who are physically abused. Children and teens are at greater risk for abuse and neglect if they live in a violent home.

Each year, thousands of American children and teens witness violence in their homes.  Witnessing violence is a risk factor for long-term physical and mental health problems, substance abuse, and the possibility of becoming a victim or perpetrator of violence. They see or hear more than we are aware and children often express their emotions with actions.



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