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Barbados Underground links to an article about the high rate of domestic violence in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and suggests that “often times we discuss the issue of domestic abuse through a myopic lens.”
“It’s not just about the adults…. the children that view domestic violence are even a bigger problem.
If we can help children from homes of domestic violence we can have the biggest long term change. More than 80% of boys and 77% of girls who experience domestic violence as children go on to repeat it as adults, studies show. These individuals are six times more likely to commit suicide, 50 times more likely to abuse drugs and alcohol and ultimately perpetuate the cycle of violence that leads to an untold loss of human potential. More than 90% of prisoners in the U.S. experienced domestic violence as children.
More alarming statistics here – http://blog.makersofmemories.org/2011/06/ten-alarming-domestic-violence-statistics/“
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