Domestic Violence and Its Effects on Children – and More

domestic violenceWhen it comes to domestic violence, some people might not even know that it is happening until it is too late. Domestic violence happens more often than we would like to admit in our modern society, with about 1.5 million people experiencing violence with an intimate partner. Only 20% of people feel safe enough to seek a civil protection order, which means that it could be happening to anybody at any time.

Many people are unaware of the effects that domestic violence can have on a child and how this can impact them for the rest of their lives. Today we will discuss this and what you can do about it when it comes to your case.

Effects of Domestic Violence on Children 

Children suffer the effects of domestic violence every year when abuse takes place in their households. Children who live in a household with domestic violence are more likely to experience this abuse themselves and might feel helpless or take the blame when it comes to the violence that happens against them or those in the house. Children are also more likely to feel anxious when they are exposed, and even experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that could carry on throughout their lives. They might also act out with explosive anger just as their abusers do.

If you live in a home with domestic violence, there is a chance that your child could experience behavioral characteristics of the issue like bed-wetting, nail-biting, self-mutilation, anxiety, and more. They could also experience emotional injuries like self-esteem, insecurity, delayed emotional development, and lack of bonding in serious situations.

When it all comes down to it, you might wonder how you can get you and your child out of this situation, which might have become aggravated when you filed for divorce. We can help.

Restraining Orders 

At the Law Offices of Soheila Azizi & Associates, we can help with a variety of factors when you have a family and you have fallen victim to domestic violence. We take these cases very seriously and want to lend a helping hand as you suffer the effects of a violent history with somebody you thought you trusted.

We can help protect you through a domestic violence restraining order and make it difficult for your abuser to have contact with you during this difficult time. While this is in order, we can discuss how you can obtain custody so that you can move forward with your life and keep your family safe.

Call us for more information on how we can lend a helping hand in your time of need. We are waiting to hear from you.