The Effects Of Domestic Violence On Children

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Research Paper Rough Draft A stigma is forming among society that domestic violence only impacts those that are directly involved in the relationship. One needs to redirect his/her thinking to the perspective of the entire “family,” whether it be mixed, bi-racial, large, or small. Domestic violence has the impeccable capability to affect the emotional well-being and health of a child. Adolescents who are not fully matured to comprehend a situation of this magnitude, often become filled with emotions that they also do not understand. One of which possibilities that are played out for children in domestic violence situations would be when children take the life they are presented with and learn to use it as a form of motivation to aid in the betterment of their lives. Situations have also been known to morph into a completely opposite direction when children become overwhelmed, feel no hope of escaping, and their motivation plummets. Society needs to become fully aware of the effects of domestic violence on children because of these scenarios and many others that can be orchestrated. Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behavior characterized by the intent to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner or other family members. This type of violence can take on several abusive forms such as, physical, sexual, emotional verbal, economical and psychological. Any form of domestic violence is not appropriate or acceptable for a child to be
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