24-hour Hotline 330-453-SAFE (7233)

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330-453-SAFE (7233)
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Safety Alert

Computer use can be monitored and is impossible to completely clear. If you are afraid your internet and/or computer usage might be monitored, please use a safer computer, call your local hotline, and/or call the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

What Happens to Children

Confidential 24 Hour Hotline/information call: 330-453-SAFE (7233)


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Emotional Reactions of Children to Domestic Violence

There are several general reactions children from abusive homes are likely to show.  The same emotional reactions can be acted out differently according to the child’s age.

  • Feeling responsible for the abuse
  • Constant anxiety
  • Guilt for not stopping the abuse
  • Grief
  • Sadness
  • Depression
  • Ambivalence
  • Fear of abandonment
  • Need for excessive adult attention
  • Fear of physical harm to themselves
  • Embarrassment
  • Worry about the future
  • Allegiance to the family or to the abuser
  • Repetition of abuse (ie bullying or sexual abuse)
  • Exaggerated boundaries (acting withdrawn/ introverted or aggressive/ inappropriate)
  • Poor impulse control


For Shelter Assistance Call
DVP Inc 24-Hour Hotline 330-453-SAFE (7233)
or Email us: [email protected]