As a social worker, I keep abreast of government policy changes that support the needs of children exposed to violence in their homes but what doe these changes mean to the non social worker.
Generally speaking, people read and watch news stories that relate stories of violence and abuse in Delaware but do they really understand the impact it has on young impressionable minds and life long traumatizing mental issues linked to it. Domestic abuse is like the "big white elephant in the room". Victims of domestic abuse are so traumatized and victimized that they keep abuse a secret because they feel shamed.
Violent acts in communities are usually perpetrated by people who have lost or never had any positive regard for themselves as a result of traumatizing situations occuring in their homes . I am sure you can see why we should all be supportive of domestic abuse prevention because it could negatively affect us as well.
FVPSP aids in support of the emotional needs and safety concerns of children exposed to domestic violence in their home through a newly organized program called Specialized Services for Abused Parents and their children administered by Head Start and various social service agencies in Delaware.
For more information on domestic violence prevention please visit the Delaware Coalition against Domestic Abuse and the Child Development/Child Policing agencies websites.
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