Safety Practices

Silent Realities

Supporting Young Children and Their Families Who Experience Domestic Violence 

Older children and adults are affected by exposure to violence, but it is a common belief that young children are not completely aware of their surroundings and remain unaffected. This belief is a mythchildren are affected by their exposure to violence, but often lack the ability to cope. Family services, parent involvement, and other social services staff may use this resource to design programs to help young children cope with traumatic events.

Silent Realities

... violence is often a silent reality: ... The reality of violence remains silent. This silence can erode childhood, wearing away the trust children need and breaking down the important relationships children need to build in their early years. More>> [PDF, 600KB]

Topic:Safety Practices

Keywords:Child abuse

Resource Type: Article

Last Updated: September 23, 2019