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It’s been said that the deepest hurts often come from those we love, and domestic violence is a perfect example of this. It’s estimated that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will have to contend with intimate partner violence at some point in their lives. It’s not just a concern for adults, either. Witnessing domestic violence is as damaging to kids as abusing them directly, especially when this violence is directed at caregivers.

Contrary to what popular media might have you believe, domestic violence is not committed by villains or monsters, but imperfect people with deep-rooted insecurities who are acting out their aggressions according to a seriously flawed internal script. Demonizing the issue doesn’t get us anywhere, especially since victims are so often reluctant to separate from their abusers.

The information herein will shed light on a subject that so often lurks in the shadows, helping you better understand the nature of the problem. You’ll learn more about the dynamics of domestic violence, and how we all might work to put a stop to it.

Information on domestic violence

How domestic violence impacts children

In the U.S., it’s estimated that 1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, 90% of them as eyewitnesses. (Jolie, 2020) The following information outlines how they are affected by this:

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