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Effects of domestic violence on children
Effects of Sexual Assault and Rape | Joyful Heart Foundation
The first time Leslie Morgan Steiner's husband attacked her was five days before their wedding. He choked her so hard he left handprints on her neck, she said. After that, Morgan said he beat her regularly. She said that during their two-and-a-half year marriage, he threatened her with a loaded gun and pounded her head against walls. Once he threw her down a flight of stairs. Twice he choked her until she blacked out. After a beating that lasted more than two hours, Steiner said she finally had the courage to file for divorce and take out a restraining order.
The Physical And Emotional Effects of Domestic Violence
For many people, there are few things that evoke a more reassuring sense of warmth, comfort, stability, and safety than going home. Many people see their home as a personal stronghold—a bastion of unconditional love and support. At home we tend to have more freedom, more time for family, and for a few hours, at least, we are afforded an escape from the hustle of the day. For victims of domestic violence , however, the home is anything but a refuge.
Research has shown that children do not have to be the direct targets of violence to be affected by it. Indeed, the research on negative outcomes associated with exposure to violence has grown exponentially. Children may be exposed to various types of violence including violence in the media e. Although domestic violence is typically thought of in terms of a physical assault, it includes verbal and emotional abuse, sexual assaults, and murder.