Witnessing Domestic Violence Has Profound Consequences for Children- Even Infants

Almost 3 in 10 Memphians are victims of domestic violence each year and in about half of these reported incidents children are present. Witnessing high levels of domestic violence can have lifelong effects on a child's cognitive, emotional, and social development.

A recent CA column sheds light on the long-term implications associated with children who witness domestic violence and what Shelby County is doing to address it.

To read more about the effects of domestic violence on children in Memphis and Shelby County and to learn about community level strategies that are in place to combat DV please download our brief below.