Domestic Violence Affects Children There’s no doubt that one of the biggest challenges that American families are facing today is domestic violence, and the effects it poses on children’s physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well-being . Some people mistakenly believed that domestic violence refers only to a battering episode at home. But domestic violence goes beyond home. It happens in marriages, family relationships, significant partnerships, and dating relationships. According to the Family Violence Prevention Form, “women of all ages are at risk for domestic and sexual violence, and those ages 20 to 24 are at the greatest risk of experiencing nonfatal intimate partner violence. On average, more than three women a day are murdered...The end:
.....tegies to Improve Domestic Violence Responses in CFSR Program Improvement Plans. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Retrieved on December 2nd, 2010 from http://endabuse.org/userfiles/file/Children_and_Families/DomesticViolence.pdf The National Network to End Domestic Violence. 2009. Domestic Violence Counts 2008: A 24- hour Census of Domestic Violence Shelters and Services. Available at http://www.nnedv.org/resources/census/67-census-domestic-violence-counts/232-census2008.html. Whitfield, C.L., Anda, R.F., Dube S.R., Felittle V.J. (2003) Violent Childhood Experiences and the Risk of Intimate Partner Violence in Adults: Assessment in a Large Health Maintenance Organization. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. 18(2): 166-185.