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23rd SEPTEMBER, 2021

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Voices4Change Virtual Tour

Each month, Voices4Change partners with organizations around the country to create interactive webinars to address issues related to intimate partner violence. Each webinar includes a panel discussion with experts from the presenting organizations, members of the target audience and a survivor of intimate partner violence. Each event is offered live and edited to create a video resource available for streaming. This tour is being presented with Children and Families of Iowa - a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families across the state of Iowa.

#About the Virtual Tour

Children: The Forgotten Victims
of Intimate Partner Violence

More than 15 million children in the United States live in homes in which domestic violence has happened at least once. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that in homes where violence between partners occurs, there is a 45% to 60% chance of co-occurring child abuse, a rate 15 times higher than the average. Even when they are not physically attacked, children witness 68% to 80% of domestic assaults. These numbers are a sobering reminder of the toll a violent environment takes on kids.The impact of growing up in a home with violence is significant. These children are at greater risk for repeating the cycle as adults by entering into abusive relationships or becoming abusers themselves. Short term effects include anxiety, sleep problems, depression, difficulties concentrating, behavioral problems, and aggression. In adolescence, oppositional behavior, social issues, and substance abuse are common. Children who witness or are victims of emotional, physical, or sexual abuse are at higher risk for health problems as adults. These can include mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety, as well as increased rates of substance abuse. They may also include diabetes, obesity, heart disease, poor self-esteem, and other problems. Understanding the impact of intimate partner violence on children is critical for educators, health care workers, law enforcement and justice professionals, and social workers.

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1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence

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