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Violence During Childhood and Adolescence
When a child is born he or she is completely dependent on their caregivers to teach them about what it means to be a human being. Children need to develop close attachments with a parent who they can trust to take care of their every need. If a child is not properly stimulated and cared for, they will grow to see the world as a cold and uninviting place.
Domestic Violence & Children
Parents play a large role in a child’s physical, educational, and social-emotional development. An influential factor in all aspect of a child’s development is the quality and frequency of parent-child interactions. Children’s development depends heavily on positive emotional support and consistent and stable routine with a primary caregiver. Children exposed to domestic violence face increased risk of abuse and neglect. Exposure to traumatic events in the home have, often negative, life-changing effects.