Children & Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence is often thought of as a issue between adults. Medical technology and research concerning neurobiology has shown that children exposed to the trauma of domestic violence suffer greatly. Research has shown that children are harmed by domestic violence even if they never see it and are never physically abused themselves. Even hearing yelling, name-calling, slapping and hitting sounds can be traumatic and have a long term and profound effect on children.
Research has shown that when one child is effected, many more children are also impacted. No child is safe until all children live in safe and healthy homes.
Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is committed to providing education concerning the effects of trauma on children. Utah Domestic Violence Coalition is committed to promoting programs and policies that promote safe and healthy homes for all our children.
The following resources are tools for kids, teens, parents and professionals. We hope you find the links useful.
Children’s Justice Center Salt Lake County (with links to all counties in Utah)
National Youth Crisis Hotline – A referral hotline for youth in crisis 800-HIT-HOME (800-448-4663)