Shine a light on violence against women

Day 14 - violence and children

Children who witness domestic violence are affected in both overt and subtle ways.

Children can be affected in many ways if they:

  • Witness violence against their mother/carer, or see their fear
  • Hear violence from another room, or run/hide from abuse
  • Have to be careful around an abuser to prevent abuse
  • Have to comfort, clean up or take additional responsibilities for siblings/carers following violence
  • Are victimised for supporting their mother/carer
  • Are encouraged to join in with abuse
  • Cannot be cared for properly as the result of abuse (by abuser preventing it, or causing poor mental/physical health of the carer)
  • Are abused themselves

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Children experiencing domestic and family violence can be affected in their:

  • Behaviours
  • Development
  • Relationships
  • Emotions
  • Learning
  • Physical health

Thanks to 1800RESPECT for this information https://www.1800respect.org.au/workers/common-questions/how-does-domestic-and-family-violence-affect-children/

The campaign

Day 1 - Overview of violence against women

Day 2 - Who is at risk

Day 3 - Myths

Day 4 - Physical violence

Day 5 - Emotional abuse

Day 6 - Sexual violence

Day 7 - Financial abuse

Day 8  - Violence and technology

Day 9 - The signs of violence

Day 10 - Outcomes of violence

Day 11 - Surviving violence

Day 12 - How can you help?

Day 13 - Preventing violence

Day 14 - Violence and children

Day 15 - Violence and homelessness

Day 16 - Human rights

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Children who witness domestic violence are affected in both overt and subtle ways.

Children can be affected in many ways if they:

·         Witness violence against their mother/carer, or see their fear

·         Hear violence from another room, or run/hide from abuse

·         Have to be careful around an abuser to prevent abuse

·         Have to comfort, clean up or take additional responsibilities for siblings/carers following violence

·         Are victimised for supporting their mother/carer

·         Are encouraged to join in with abuse

·         Cannot be cared for properly as the result of abuse (by abuser preventing it, or causing poor mental/physical health of the carer)

·         Are abused themselves

Children experiencing domestic and family violence can be affected in their:

·         Behaviours

·         Development

·         Relationships

·         Emotions

·         Learning

·         Physical health

Thanks to 1800 RESPECT for this information https://www.1800respect.org.au/workers/common-questions/how-does-domestic-and-family-violence-affect-children/