Children Do Suffer From Domestic Violence In The Home

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As a codependency coach and survivor of domestic violence, I have committed to #breakthesilence during #DomesticViolence month. One thing that I know gets overlooked, is the damage it does to the children who are victims of domestic violence. One of my urgent passions is to educate the parents of what this is doing to their children. Please pray about what part you can play in supporting a domestic violence shelter this month. Some need clothes, cell phones, toys, make up, self-help books, ect. I also will be participating in a fund raiser which is a walk/run for aid for Domestic Violence in Delray Beach this coming Saturday and would love for you to join me! Every little act of love makes a impact. Here are some statistics about children:

Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes.
Children who live in homes where there is domestic violence also suffer abuse or neglect at high rates (30% to 60%).
A 2005 Michigan study found that children exposed to domestic violence at home are more likely to have health problems, including becoming sick more often, having frequent headaches or stomachaches, and being more tired and lethargic.
A 2003 study found that children are more likely to intervene when they witness severe violence against a parent – which can place a child at great risk for injury or even death.
A study in 1999 found that children who grow up in domestic violent homes are more apt to become codependent and/or substance abuse users. They also suffer from deep shame and fear.
Debbie Sherrrick/Holistic Codependency Coach

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