Each year in Australia many children are injured and some are killed. They are the forgotten victims of domestic violence. Many could not leave even if they wished to because of their age and dependency on their parents.
Many parents say to me that the children never heard the fighting!! The Police were called but the children never heard?? They probably stayed quietly in their beds, only aware of the intense anxiety that the fighting between their parents caused them. The fear when their father or father figure, shouted; their mother screamed or things were thrown or smashed.
Research on the effects of witnessing domestic violence on childrens development is becoming available and the links take you to resources for working with kids who have been traumatised in this way.
Know someone who would be interested in this page, or maybe someone with access to more resources.
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