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October Marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month | University of Arkansas

By: Ayiana Glover

So much people in this world go through domestic abuse or violence and don’t even notice or say anything to anyone. I say this is interesting because it happens everyday and people die from it. Domestic abuse can occur when the abuser when the abuser believes that they are entitled to it, or that it is acceptable, justified, or unlikely to be reported. It affects the family in many ways and now they may feel that such violence is acceptable or condoned. Domestic violence affects families and children because it is linked to immediate and long-term health, social, and economic consequences, not only for the victims but for anyone who witnesses it. phycologist say a child’s exposure to violence can cause significant emotional, mental, and physical harm that can last into adulthood.

It can actually affect anyone because it causes diminished psychological and physical health, decreases the quality of life, and results in decreased productivity. Some harmful affects of domestic abuse is serious pain and injuries: broken bones, burns, black eyes, cuts, bruises, as well as headaches, belly pain, and muscle pains that may continue for many years after the abuse happens. women die from domestic abuse every year, research says one out of every three women will be abused at some point in her life, A woman is more likely to be killed by her male partner or former partner than any other person. About 4,000 women die each year due to domestic violence. The fatality rate is approximately two deaths per 100,000 children.

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