Domestic violence not only affects men and women but children, too.
“More than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes every year,” according to safehorizon.org.
This can impact children physically and emotionally, health experts say.
“Children are more likely to intervene when they witness severe violence against a parent – which can place a child at great risk for injury or even death,” says safehorizon.org.
Children can get depressed and blame themselves for the abuse. They might get into trouble at school. They even may become abusers themselves when they grow up.
Domestic violence is an important issue that needs to be addressed for adults. But let’s not overlook the children -- the forgotten victims and silent sufferers.