The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Children

1901 Words Oct 29th, 2016 8 Pages
It is projected that children who have witnessed their parents abusing one another or experience abuse themselves sometimes resemble abused children, sometimes resemble comparison children, and sometimes fall between the two. This calls for people’s intervention if we will be able to foster a safe environment for our children to live in and spare them the trauma they have to go through by witnessing violence. A strong evidence shows that children and their families can be better supported by professionals who have undertaken training in responding to domestic violence, underpinned by clear protocols between agencies setting out their respective roles and responsibilities. For example, training of police officers can both dispel myths about the nature and seriousness of domestic violence as well as better equipping officers in how to respond effectively and helpfully (Eigenberg et al., 2012). More research is needed to find out where the majority of these children falls between the three groups mentioned as well as solutions that can work better for these children with immediate removal being used as the first action in such cases. As much as this issue has been researched, no thorough research has been conducted to unravel the resemblance of these children but basically their experiences. More research is also needed because children who grow up with abuse are expected to keep the family secret, sometimes not even talking to each other about the abuse. They are expected to…
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