The Children Next Door: Exposure To Childhood Domestic Violence

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I think that exposure to intimate partner violence can be a form of abuse. This exposure can be mentally and emotionally scarring to children of all ages. Obviously some events are more tragic than others, but almost all children could suffer from traumatic events related to IPV. As the video “The Children Next Door” mentioned, 5 million children experience childhood domestic violence every year. The children in this from suffered from mood swings, and anxiety that their dad might come back for their mom. These children while healing were still suffering from the events of the domestic violence they witnessed years ago. As the mom described, her children went from happy and confident one day to sad the next. As the daughter, Chelsea mentioned,

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