Domestic violence can have severe impacts on children and their well-being.  If your child has experienced or witnessed domestic violence, there are several ways to help them recover.

  1. Help them to feel safe. Children need a safe and comforting environment, so whether leaving the abusive situation might be best option to ensure their safety.
  2. Talking to them about their feelings. Make sure they know that the violence is not their fault or your fault.
  3. Talk to them about healthy relationships so they know what is healthy when they start having romantic relationships of their own.
  4. Seek professional help. In cases of domestic violence, it is important for children to have a safe outlet to express how they feel.  A therapist will be able to work with your child to turn negative thoughts into positive ones.
  5. Keep your child involved in school and extracurricular activities. Children need a sense of routine and consistency and domestic violence can disrupt that routine.

If you are experiencing domestic violence and think you may need to get a Domestic Violence Protective Order put in place, contact our Raleigh Family Law Attorney today.

Remember that you are not alone. If you would like to speak to someone about domestic violence, call the National Abuse Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. If you are in danger, don’t wait — call 911 immediately.


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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month