This program examines the impact of domestic violence on children. In California, one in four youngsters is directly exposed to violence as either a victim or witness, leaving them more susceptible to difficulties in school, developmental problems, aggressive behavior, and suicide attempts. The Children Next Door explores programs aimed at helping children overcome the dreadful effects of violence. California Attorney General Bill Lockyer talks about a groundbreaking program, Safe from the Start, geared toward meeting the needs of children exposed to violence. A family from Sacramento's WEAVE talks about recovering from a life of violence. Counseling and support are helping them step out of the cycle of violence. And, the story of a South Land Park family devastated by violence nine years ago is told.
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National Hotline: (800) 799-7233
Take Action What can do to get out of a violent situation? Recognize the warning signs of abusive people and abusive relationships and learn how to help someone break the cycle of violence.
Talk to your son or daughter about healthy relationships. For ideas, visit www.safeyouth.org.
For a great parenting resource to help you raise healthy, happy and school-ready children, visit www.pbsparents.org.
Local Resources Empower yourself by learning the facts about domestic violence and becoming aware of available resources.