➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway
US: Recognize the Effects of Intimate Partner Violence to Help Children Heal
Youth Today – August 23, 2017
In the United States, 15.5 million children live in families where intimate partner violence occurred at least once in the past year. For children who live in a home with intimate partner violence (IPV), the one place that should be most safe and secure can feel like a war zone. While children are often physically harmed by the abusive partner’s actions, there are also countless other ways that person’s behavior hurts family functioning, all of which damage a child’s well-being.
Information Gateway resource: Domestic Violence: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/systemwide/domviolence/