Many think of the emotional wounds and physical injuries associated with child abuse. But the experience of child abuse and neglect can severely impact a child's long term physical health, brain development, behavior, and relationships.
Long-Term Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect
Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
"Long Term Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect" Factsheet (Child Welfare Information Gateway)
Adverse Childhood Experiences Score
CAC Symposium Keynote Address: "Health Consequences of Child Abuse" by Dr. Randall Alexander
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Consequences of Child Maltreatment
The Impact of Domestic Violence Exposure on Children
"15.5 million U.S. children live in families in which partner violence occurred at least
once in the past year, and seven million children live in families in which severe
partner violence occurred."
- Futures Without Violence, formerly the Domestic Violence Prevention Fund
Handouts and Other Resources