Boys who witness

abuse are4x more

likely to abuse in a dating relationship

Children who grow up in domestic violence homes are more likely to suffer from:

"We are capable of change, but our childhood is part of who we are as an adult" - Alison Gapnik

Suicide                Substance                 Abuse Violence                  Lost Potential          

74x more likely to commit violent crimes against another

To learn more about the impact of domestic violence on children

This video discusses how violence and trauma affect children, including the serious and long-lasting consequences for their physical and mental health; signs that a child may be exposed to violence or trauma; and the staggering cost of child maltreatment to families, communities, and the Nation.

Victims lend their voices to this video to provide first-hand accounts of how their exposure to violence as child

3million children are exposed to domestic violence each year in the U.S.

Could keep them

from reaching their

full potential

6x more likely

to commit

suicide

50x more likely

to abuse drugs & alcohol

33% of girls who witness domestic violence while growing up will become victims of domestic abuse themselves as adults

Research shows that children who live with domestic violence are also at increased risk to become direct victims of child abuse. In short, domestic violence poses a serous threat to children's emotional, psychological and physical well being such as feeling: