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Generational Cycles

Published on: July 26, 2017


Often we hear phrases like "Bridging the Gap" or "Break the Cycle" and when it comes to Domestic Violence a common priority is always breaking the cycle.  So let's discuss the cycle: if parents/ guardians are in an abusive relationship are the children likely to grow up and follow suit? This creating a generational cycle.

FACT:

"Children of domestic violence are 3 times more likely to repeat the cycle in adulthood, as growing up with domestic violence is the most significant predictor of whether or not someone will be engaged in domestic violence later in life."

https://cdv.org/2014/02/10-startling-domestic-violence-statistics-for-children/

It doesn't have to be this way. Research shows that loving and positive relationships can help combat the emotional traumas of growing up in a house with abuse.

https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/acestudy/about_ace.html

We know that Domestic Violence is never an easy conversation to have, especially with our children. Finding ways to discuss and demonstrate so important life skills can have a positive impact on our children's lives. Some topics are:

  • Self- care

  • Healthy Relationships

  • Listening skills

  • How to help a friend

If you know a group that could use some Healthy Relationship advise, please contact us.

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