January 14, 2015
One major issue that is a concern in the United States is in regards to our children and them being exposed to domestic violence. It is not really seen or understood what the children are going through and how they are affected when domestic violence in the home takes place. There is major damage that takes place with some children. We don’t know how it is being handled and what help a child is given when it happens to them. The content of the video on “Child exposure to Domestic Violence” was a personal crime. We need to understand what the definition of “personal crime” is: “rape, sexual assault, personal robbery, assault, purse …show more content…
Children that see someone being abused could affect him or her in the long run. Close to 50 percent of men who abuse women are abusive towards their own children or children living with them. It is not just men that are the abusers but women as well. Those cases are not reported as much as a man abusing a woman but it happens a lot more than we think. It is not just men abusing their children but women doing the same thing. Society doesn’t want to see women as being violent towards their children, but women are the main ones in this day and age. Even when the child is not the main target of the abuse they are or can still be injured, whether physically, mentally or …show more content…
There is no way to know before hand when there will be domestic violence or when a child will be exposed but once it has happened there needs to be resources in place where that child can be helped.
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