Children and domestic violence studies show the following:
Those who experience childhood domestic violence are six times more likely to commit suicide, 50% more likely to abuse alcohol and/or drugs, and 74% more likely to commit a violent crime.
Children who witness domestic violence may display the following responses.
“The single best predictor of children becoming either perpetrators or victims of domestic violence later in life is whether or not they grow up in a home where there is domestic violence."
- Unicef, Behind Closed Doors: The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children (PDF)