The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

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Unit 6 Project: The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children Trudy Root Kaplan University CM107-11 Children are negatively impacted by the surrounding of domestic violence in multiple ways, in which need to be identified. The audience that needs to be aware of domestic abuse’s effects on children is adults that care for children; such as pediatricians, teachers, counselors, and parents. The issue that needs to be addressed is the negative effects on children involved in a domestic violence situation. Many people can see how abuse can affect a child, however many of those people do nothing about it. What causes children to negatively be affected by the surroundings of domestic abuse? According to Long Term Effects of Domestic…show more content…
The problem that this dialogue will assess is the negative effects on children involved in a domestic violence situation. Children are negatively impacted by the surrounding of domestic violence in multiple ways, in which need to be identified. Me: What are your concerns with the issue that we are discussing? Counselor: My concern is how it affects the students that I see daily. Counselor: What causes children to negatively be affected by the surroundings of domestic abuse? Me: According to Long Term Effects of Domestic Violence, “the children are also affected in both overt and subtle ways”. (Stewart, 2012). Sometimes children feel guilt when they are unable to protect the one being abused. What also may lead to hurt is when children witness yelling, pushing, or hitting. This type of hurt can lead to confusion, stress, fear, shame, or blaming themself for the problem. Counselor: How can the causes that we discussed affect these children? Me: According to Stewart, families where a mother is abused are at a higher risk of child abuse by 6 to 15 times. When these children witness abuse, they are more likely to develop emotional problems. Angela Browne had stated that, “boys who witness their fathers’ abuse of their mothers are more likely to inflict severe violence as adults. Data suggest that girls who witness maternal abuse may tolerate abuse as adults more than girls who do not”. (Browne, 1987). Also, drug and alcohol abuse is a
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