Domestic Abuse Effects On Children
Domestic abuse is never a topic to take lightly. Today it seems we take it as seriously as possible. Over the years we have discovered many new and different methods for dealing with domestic abuse incidents. We have come to learn that the negativity of a domestic incident is felt long after the initial event. We have come to figure out that particularly, the children tend to carry the incident with them longer than an adult would. While every child may not be affected dramatically by an incident it is important to know the effect the after math can have.
It has been documented that children who are exposed to domestic violence are more likely to develop difficulties in their lives. These difficulties can vary and affect certain people in certain ways. These difficulties can be developed through behavioral, emotional, and social problems. A child who is exposed to domestic violence is more likely to show aggressive behavior. This would include acting out in school or the child may seem to be mad all the time. A child may start to act out on these aggressive feelings and it may result in that child becoming physical with another person. A child may feel mad and aggressive but it is also very common that the child may become depressed. This may cause them to be anti-social. They may become anxious and worried about things they did not prior to the incident. If a child is affected by the incident they may become disobedient or not respect authority. They feel cheated, as if the authority was at fault for not preventing a situation.
Children exposed to domestic violence are more likely to experience difficulties in school and sometimes score lower on assessments of verbal, motor, and cognitive skills. Slower cognitive development, lack of conflict resolution skills, limited problem solving skills, pro-violence attitudes are also some affects a domestic abuse incident can have on a child.
Domestic abuse is very bad for anyone,...