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
Children experiencing domestic and family violence can be affected in their:
- Physical health
Thanks to 1800RESPECT for this information https://www.1800respect.org.au/workers/common-questions/how-does-domestic-and-family-violence-affect-children/
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