Impact on Children

Children In Violent Homes

Children are often the unintended victims of battering. Children in violent homes face dual threats - witnessing traumatic events and the threat of physical assault. Children of abused parents may:

Child Abuse in Violent Homes

The risk of child abuse is much higher when partner assault is reported.
Witnessing Parental Violence

The Impact on Children

The damage inflicted by living in a home with severe parent-to-parent violence is often overlooked. The immediate impact of this exposure can be traumatic, fear for self, fear for their parent's safety and self-blame.