Children are undeniably affected when exposed to domestic violence, whether it’s witnessed or heard, and either emotional, physical or sexual violence. It’s crucial to talk with them in a way that comforts, explains and offers a realistic understanding of the event.
From birth, a child needs to have comfort, safety and security. As children develop emotionally, socially, physically and cognitively, their temperament interacts with their environment and makes them who they are, and their sense of self, through the safety of their caregivers. Domestic violence can fracture that smooth and secure development.
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August 17, 2020