By Paul Schmitt
Domestic violence in the home is a problem that can have huge societal ramifications later in life, especially for young people. Steve Vickman, executive director of Help of Door County, says over 40 million adults in the country grew up in an abusive household. He shares some of the startling statistics of children who have experienced domestic violence.
Childhood domestic violence negatively wires a child’s developing brain during their youth that also encodes a certain series of negative beliefs that carries into their adulthood, according to Vickman. You can find services provided by Help of Door County with the link below.