By Krista Niemczyk, California Health Report, January 3, 2020
Survivors often tell us that they want to prevent anyone else from experiencing the pain they went through.
“Bring in guest speakers to high schools on domestic violence,” one survivor requested, when asked about how we can move toward a future free from domestic violence. “Chances are, there are students, like my children, who are going through it with their mom and they don’t know what it is that they’re going through.”
Domestic violence is a learned behavior, and intergenerational trauma has real impacts on youth.