When domestic violence happened, the focus is usually on the aggressor and the direct victim. It is often forgotten that although the child might have been a bystander, they were also a direct victim of the incident(s) that took place. But overlooking a child in a domestic violence situation could be the demise of their future.
Children often witness unspeakable acts against loved ones, and most commonly committed by another loved one. However, unfortunately, they are often the silent victim. Children who have witnessed domestic violence display a variety of symptoms – from their behavioral state to their emotional state to their mental and cognitive state.
We have found that there is a lack of support for children which is why they are our focus at “Brave Survivors.” Our team is committed to filling this void by helping victims of domestic violence by helping them provide love, support, and guidance for the most vulnerable of victims, their children.