The startling toll on children who witness domestic violence is just now being understood
The Sanchez brothers' lives unraveled when alleged violence between their parents caused them to put their dreams on hold. Children who witness domestic violence at home have increased risks of PTSD, poor health and a far higher likelihood of depression. Sandy Hooper, USA TODAY
Witnessing abuse carries the same risk of harm to children's mental health and learning as if the children had been abused directly, new research shows.