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The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children

November 6, 2017 - 1:38 pm

This series focuses on the impact on domestic violence on the child. KBCS’s KD Hall speaks with Dr. Tracee Parker, from Coalition Ending Gender Based Violence, and Shawn Carter, Ingraham High School football coach. Dr. Parker is a domestic violence expert who also formerly ran the Safe Havens Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program. This six-part series focuses on how children, coping with the trauma of witnessing abuse, deal with the impact as they transition into adulthood and beyond.

Part 1 – We speak with Dr. Parker about what children who live in homes with domestic violence see each day

Part 2 – Shawn Carter describes what it was like for him to grow up witnessing domestic violence on a daily basis

Part 3 – We continue the discussion with Dr. Parker as she describes ways that children try to cope with domestic violence

Part 4 – Dr. Parker describes ways that children may blame Mom for the domestic violence

Part 5 – We hear from Dr. Parker about ways that exposure to domestic violence impacts children

Part 6 – We conclude the discussion with Dr. Parker as she describes how children, from families embroiled with domestic violence, spend time with both parents at a supervised visitation program

Producer KD Hall