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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:

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

Could keep them

from reaching their

full potential

This video discusses how violence and trauma effect 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

​​Suicide                Substance                 Abuse Violence                  Lost Potential          

74x more likely to commit violent crimes against another

      Boys who witness

abuse are 4x more

likely to abuse in a dating relationship

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

6x more likely

to commit

suicide

To learn more about the impact of domestic violence on children

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