Regardless of whether a child has been personally targeted and harmed physically and/or emotionally, the effects of observing violence are adverse and severe.
Children and teenagers who witness domestic violence are at significantly greater risk of developing depression, delinquency, aggression, low self-esteem and self-abuse.
Targets of abuse are also more likely to contemplate or attempt suicide.
Here are some consequences the target may experience: Online courses provide key info on bullying, dating violence Two interactive distance-learning courses, Bullying 101 and Teen Dating Violence 101, provide key information about bullying, cyber bullying, and dating violence and explain how to create safe, healthy environments and relationships.
The cloak of secrecy is further reinforced because victims of dating and relationship violence often feel powerless, frightened, and ashamed; therefore, they are reluctant to report their experiences because they may feel they are somehow at fault; or they may have reasonable fears that the violence will escalate if they disclose their experiences to another person.Abuse is a serious issue that unfortunately affects too many of us. No matter who you are, abuse is not your fault, and no one deserves abuse.If you know about abuse that is happening, or if you are experiencing abuse tell an adult you trust. While the immediate impact might be humiliation and/or physical pain, young people who experience abuse are more likely to be in physical fights or bring weapons to school.They might exhibit higher rates of drug and alcohol abuse as well as high-risk sexual behaviors.To explain it in the simplest way, abuse is happening when someone is trying to control another person by taking away their power (strengths). If people get abusive when they are drinking, then they shouldn’t drink around their partner.