The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Children

1456 Words Jul 3rd, 2015 6 Pages
Domestic violence has a very devastating on the children raised in such partnerships. During their formative years, children internalize what goes on in their environments, including both positive and negative things; and that is how they form their social interactions in life. The parents exact the most influence on their children among everybody in the social cadar that they have to deal with growing up. Children always perpetuate the pathology of their family line, and that is because of the influence exacted on them by their family both directly and indirectly. Children are the future and dysfunctional children cannot forge a functional future society. Families are the foundation of our society and if we can get the family unit right we will have much better society.
There is a popular saying that “If you teach a child the way to go, when he grows old, he will not depart from it’ And there is also a popular theory that says that people will learn what they see. We are talking about the formative years of a child’s life here. Is there then any wonder that the empirical evidence here below holds true. In this study, the empirical evidence shows that children who have seen domestic violence have more psychological and behavioral problems as opposed to children who have not witnessed abuse (Kitzman, Gaylord, Holt, & Kenny, 2003; Moylan et al., 2010; Wolfe, Crooks, Lee, McIntyre-Smith, & Jaffe, 2003). Furthermore, children who have observed domestic violence display more…
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