Violence: Not Always Seen
What I Think!
Kids who actually aren't abused but have seen it happen are just as effected, maybe not physically but emotionally. Also domestic abuse isn't just physical but emotional and sexual. Neglecting a child or young adult is also considered abuse.
Statistics on the seriousness of this problem!
(Domestic Violence. 2009. )
Young Adults Damaged Mentally.
(Domestic Violence. 2009)
Domestic abuse isn't just physical!
"Child Abuse and Neglect." 2013.
Survivor of domestic violence!
Even tho it was a struggle she made it through and followed her dreams.
Her three children Josh, Tahlia, and Jack.
Josh she had at 15. Tahlia at age 19. Jack at age 21.
Dave and Stacy on their wedding day.
Stacy Currier's Story. A survivor of Domestic Abuse.
She then met *Joe one night when she was out with her girl-friends. She told him right away about her two children. He said he was okay with that. He was hansom and a charmer. Things were really good between them. He offered to let her and children stay with him. She loved him but a few months later he changed, he became furious and abusive physically and emotionally. She though she deserved it. He had suggested they have a child of their own, she only agreed thinking it would please him. When she way 21 she gave birth to Jack in May of 2000. With Jack, *Joe only got more stressed and grew more violent. Stacy started to see a counselor in secret. The counselor encouraged Stacy to leave and in September of 2005 she did.
One day she was talking to her friend Dave. He had started a sign business that wasn't doing so good. She offered him a deal. If he let her run the business for 6 months and he noticed no change or things got worse he would fire her if they got better then she could stay! Things got better, way better. In fact they fell in love they had Toby in June of 2008. Dave and Stacy got married. She followed her dreams and became a business woman and is a motivational speaker!
"I Survived Domestic Violence." 2013
"Child Abuse and Neglect." Child Abuse & Neglect: Recognizing, Preventing and Reporting Child Abuse. Web. 22 Apr. 2013. <http://www.helpguide.org/mental/child_abuse_physical_emotional_sexual_neglect.htm>.
Currier, Stacey. "I Survived Domestic Violence." Http://www.thatslife.com.au. Web. 19 Apr. 2013. <http://www.thatslife.com.au/Article/Real-Life/Real-Life-Stories/I-survived-domestic-violence>.
Wilson, Mike. Domestic Violence. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2009. Print.