Impact on Children

Family Violence Statistics

Family Violence Statistics:

According to the 1999 General Social Survey 8% of Canadian woman and 7% of men have passed through abuse in their intimate relations in the last five years; almost half of all victims experience physical damages, and women account for 88% of those registered injuries. (Statistics Canada, 1999). The National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (1999) evaluates that 8% of Canadian children between the ages of 4 and 11 see family abuse. Information about children cleared out to partner abuse has confinements because it is hard to separate the influence of exposure to partner abuse on a child’s long term health and development from other risk factors. My Canadian Pharmacy – claims that children should be protected by special establishments from abuses.

Influence of Exposure to Abuse on Children:

Behavioural – many researches of children undergone abuse have observed higher rates of behavioural concerns inclusively of physical aggression, indirect aggression, substance violence, running away, and property destruction.

Emotional – internalizing concerns, inclusively of mood difficulties, low self-confidence, withdrawal, fear, anxiety, somatic complaints, suicidal ideation, and trauma symptoms.

Cognitive – a reduction in cognitive ability, inclusively of reduced information intake and processing capability, and attention defect and/or poor progress in school.

Social – a negative influence on interpersonal problem-solving capabilities, especially with respect to solve interindividual dispute.

Longer Term Effects – in adulthood, a connection with higher levels of depression, anxiety, health-related concerns, anti-social behaviour and drug and alcohol consumption.

Protective Factors:

Study points out that factors that defend children from long-term influence contain:

1. extensive social support at the time of exposure to abuse,

2. longer term protection appliance to friends, parents or family members, and

3. a supportive relations in adulthood.

Ideas for Increasing Protective Factors

Security and Stability – address the instant needs of the non-abusive parent and Safetychild for security and stability, inclusively of suataining their physical and psychological condiction on the level.

Safety Through Empowerment – a family’s safety is best achieved through the empowerment of the abused victim.

Empowerment Strategies – a well-organized team adit, referring violence victims as “deserving”, accepting pro-active response plans, and assuring that the woman’s choices are proved and respected.

Children Learn What They Live

By Dorothy Law Nolte, Ph.D.

If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves.
If children live with ridicule, they learn to feel shy.
If children live with jealousy, they learn to feel envy.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with encouragement, they learn confidence.
If children live with tolerance, they learn patience.
If children live with praise, they learn appreciation.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to love.
If children live with approval, they learn to like themselves.
If children live with recognition, they learn it is good to have a goal.
If children live with sharing, they learn generosity.
If children live with honesty, they learn truthfulness.
If children live with fairness, they learn justice.
If children live with kindness and consideration, they learn respect.
If children live with security, they learn to have faith in themselves and in those about them.
If children live with friendliness, they learn the world is a nice place in which to live.

Copyright © 1972 by Dorothy Law Nolte