Effects Of Exposure On Violence On Children Essay example

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Exposure to Violence and the Link to Aggression in Children

At any given moment during the past two weeks, endless reports of child abuse as well domestic violence flooded the popular press. From the newspaper article on the NFL player knocking his girlfriend unconscious in a brutal assault to the ABC News report on the NFL player beating his four year old son with a “switch” to the point of drawing blood and leaving scars to the early morning news broadcast of the child abuse and heart-breaking death of two year old Colton Turner of Leander, violence is running rampant within our society. Every year, all across the United States, adolescents are subjected to violence within their own homes, schools, and communities. According to the World Health Organization (2014), violence is defined as “the intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation.” Sanctuary for Families estimates that between 2.3 and 10 million children witness violence within their own home each year in the United States (2014). This brief literature review explores the connection between exposure to violence and future aggressive behavior.
Many studies have revealed the potential negative impact of exposure to violence. Sanctuary for Families indicates “that children who witness domestic…

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