Crossroad Women and Family Services, Inc. - How Abuse Effects Children?
Crossroad Women and Family Services, Inc. -  Family Life Educational, Empowerment and Enrichment Center
How Abuse Effects Children
 
 
  • Studies have found that child abuse occurs in up to 70% of families that experience domestic violence.
  • 40 to 60% of men who abuse women also abuse children
  • Between 3.3 and 10 million American children witness domestic violence annually.
  • In 43% of households where domestic violence occurs, at least one child under he age of 12 lives in the home.
  • Children who witness domestic violence are more likely to exhibit behavioral and physical health problems including depression, anxiety, and violence towards peers.
  • Children who witness domestic violence are more likely to attempt suicide, abuse drugs and alcohol, run away from home, and engage in teen prostitution.
  • Children fail to report domestic violence or sexual abuse because of shame, fear of retaliation, or fear of not being believed.
 
 
 
 
 
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