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Is child abuse a causative factor for domestic violence? what are your thoughts?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Cause or result: Family violence is a multi-generational process.Kids who experience/witness it at home from people they otherwise love, will grow up to continue the pattern.Often kids are the victims of family violence/abuse because they aren't skilled enough to realize when they are in danger or agile enough to get out of the way. The process is a merry go round of recurring dysfunction & all loose in the process.
Dr. Sophie Duriez
Psychiatry 33 years experience
But it is possible 2 break violence & abuse patterns if the grown up decides to face past, make peace w/ it & envision a nice future!
Mar 20, 2013
Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
It is possible, but if it was severe, it may take therapy to guide one through the process.
Sep 14, 2013

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