This is an outline of the essay that analyzes the Impact of Domestic Violence and Abuse on Children. It has been established that domestic violence and abuse involves activities that have the nature of control or threats, brutality, and mistreatment directed towards any family member. As explained by both Royal College of Psychiatrists (RSPSYCH) and Jeffrey L. Edleson, domestic violence and abuse have both long-term and short-term effects on children. The RSPSYCH uses a case study to explain the impacts of domestic violence and abuse on children while Edleson uses statistics, numbers and other pieces of evidence to show the impacts of domestic violence and abuse on children.
Regarding the short-term effects of domestic violence and abuse on children, the RSPSYCH states that children may experience anxiety, difficulty in sleeping, violence amongst the children themselves. The RSPSYCH states that children end up being abusers in their families in the long-run when grown up. In Edleson’s statistical analysis, the author categorizes the impacts of domestic violence and abuse on children into three categories, which are behavioral and emotional, cognitive functioning and attitude, and longer-term. However, it can be observed that the behavioral and emotional, cognitive functioning and attitude impact caused by domestic violence and abuse can be classified as short-term effects.
The essay also outlines the credibility of the two authors considered when writing this paper. Lastly, the paper analyzes the methods in which the two authors explain the Impact of Domestic Violence and Abuse on Children. The paper states that RSPSYCH explains the Impact of Domestic Violence and Abuse on Children in an understandable manner using logic, emotional resonance and case study. On the other hand, Edleson explains the Impact of Domestic Violence and Abuse on Children in an academic manner using facts with specific numbers.
Edleson, Jeffrey L. “Problems Associated with Children’s Witnessing of Domestic Violence.” VAWnet.org. April 1999:1-9. Web. 7 Jun. 2016.
RSPSYCH. “Domestic violence and abuse – its effects on children: the impact on children and adolescents: information for parents, carers and anyone who works with young people.” RSPSYCH, n.d. Web. 6 Jun. 2016.