Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
Domestic violence cases represent the disturbing reality that even those individuals in seemingly loving and intimate relationships can still be in danger of physical and emotional abuse. Domestic violence cases can be severely traumatic to the development of a child, whether they were the direct recipient of abuse or if they were indirectly harmed by exposure to an abusive situation. In fact, in 2008, more than 15,000 children in Texas alone were sheltered as a result of domestic violence. Domestic violence is a particularly upsetting criminal situation because of the life-long emotional and physical repercussions it can have on kids.
If you or someone you love has been harmed by the physical or emotional effects of domestic violence, you need to seek help. This dangerous situation requires experienced legal representation. Please contact a Denton domestic violence lawyer from Alexander & Associates by calling 972-420-6560.
Children and Domestic Violence
Exposure to domestic violence can leave a life-long impression on children, especially if it goes unaccounted for. It is crucial for parents, family members and caregivers to recognize the effects that being a victim of or a witness to domestic violence can have on children. The following statistics about domestic violence and children in Texas in 2008 shed some light about the widespread impact these criminal activities can have:
- There were 193,505 reported family violence incidents in Texas in 2008 alone
- 15,591 children were sheltered as a result of domestic violence
- 16,004 children received nonresidential services, including counseling
These numbers help put into perspective the impact that domestic violence can have not only on a single household, but an entire community. In addition, these numbers represent only those cases that were reported and do not account for domestic violence offenses that go unreported for any number of reasons.
Children can be deeply impacted by an environment of abuse and violence. Protect your children and your family by seeking legal help today.
If you or someone you love has been harmed by the physical or emotional effects of domestic violence, you need to seek help. This dangerous situation requires experienced legal care. Please contact a Denton domestic violence lawyer from Alexander & Associates by calling 972-420-6560.
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