Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is when a family member physically or psychologically dominates or harms another member or former member.

There is a close connection between violence against women and children in the family. Research has shown that 50% of spouses who have abused their spouses also use violence against children. Children are directly or indirectly affected by domestic violence. Sometimes, children can understand that there is violence from the damage on the mother or from the attitudes at home. This situation affects the child’s development negatively as well as emotionally, intellectually, psychologically, socially and physically. When he witnesses traumatic situations, he experiences shock and with this shock creates a traumatic part in his subconscious for life. The person who wants to harm the mother may also harm the child who wants to intervene in the violence, either intentionally or unintentionally. I would like to add that the slightest harm done to a child’s mother leaves deep and irreparable wounds on the child and the family system. Children can experience and witness this situation in person. In this case, the development of the child stops or even reverses. (Toilet-trained child doing or stuttering, etc.)

This situation is in the child;

– Nightmares, difficulty sleeping

-Fear, anxiety, anxiety attacks,

-Fear of being alone with the perpetrator, panic attacks, fainting,

-Heart palpitations, inability to stand, being insecure, withdrawn,

-We can count many effects such as anti-social, cowardly, having communication problems, depression, personality disorders, etc.

These children experience many personality disorders and relationship problems in their later lives. They may be directed towards people who will have the same impact in their own lives. Early intervention to domestic violence makes it easier for individuals living in that family to live their lives as healthy individuals. Failure to respond can result in beatings, injury and ultimately death.

The domestic violence cycle has three stages:

1 stage;

– Those who use violence experience tension,

– Shows jealousy, fights over small things,

He tries to control the woman’s whole life.

– Applies psychological violence.

Stage 2;

-The man cannot control his anger,

– Applies physical violence,

-After perpetrating violence, he makes up excuses and tries to normalize the violence.

– He apologizes, receives gifts, gives the message that he will change, acts caring and loving.

If you have these cycles in your family, please consider this article and get support in this regard. Don’t be too late. Children don’t cry…

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