Prevent Cycle of Violence

Children who witness IPV are more likely to be abused themselves. More than 50% of households affected by violence between intimate partners include children under the age of twelve. The children may be physically injured in the course of violence directed toward their mothers. Witnessing IPV causes emotional distress, behavioral problems, and physical health problems for children. Studies show strong correlations between childhood exposure to violence at home and post-traumatic stress symptoms, as well as various health problems, such as asthma and gastrointestinal problems. If there is no adequate intervention, research shows that these children are at risk of repeating the violence in their intimate relationships as adults. Intervention is necessary in order to prevent this cycle of violence from occurring.

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