Domestic Violence Effects Can Last For A Lifetime

Published 10/24 2013 09:56PM

Updated 11/04 2013 10:51PM

Domestic Violence Awareness month is coming to an end. But the impact family violence can have on children, in some cases, can last for a lifetime. The subject was discussed tonight in a presentation at 'Noah Project' in Abilene.

Each year, more than 3 million children are exposed to violence in their homes. Of those, many hold onto that behavior into adulthood. Experts say it's because many victims grow up to believe that type of behavior is normal. They then develop or accept the same abuse in their own relationships. Statistics show children in abusive homes tend to develop drug and alcohol addictions, and in some cases, commit crimes against others.

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