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Exposure to domestic abuse can change how children view relationships, with effects that last a... more »
posted 07/30/18

Jayne O'Donnell's Work

How a reporting team overcame countless hurdles to tell a new story of how children are affected by the family violence they experience, from the time they are in utero through childhood and after.
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.
Survivors of domestic assault and their advocates say Ernst's story is yet more evidence that domestic violence can happen to anyone.