Children and teens often witness and/or experience domestic violence when there is abuse in their home. Witnessing can mean seeing physical or sexual abuse. It can mean hearing threats, name calling, emotional abuse, or fighting noises from another room. Youth may also observe the aftermath of abuse such as blood, bruises, tears, and broken items. Additionally, children and teens may be aware of the tension in the home when one parent’s car pulls in the driveway, or one parent is fearful of the other. Learn more about the impact domestic violence has on children.
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