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Impact on children

Domestic violence and abuse teaches children negative things about relationships and how to deal with people. It can teach them that violence is an acceptable way to resolve conflict, that people have to keep secrets about bad things that are happening to them and that even close family members can’t be trusted. Often children end up feeling that they are responsible and to blame for violence, especially if violence erupts after an argument about them.

Click here for for more information about the impact of domestic abuse on children and how to help them.

You can also read this factsheet produced by the  Royal College of Psychiatrists 

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