Who is affected by domestic violence?

Domestic violence not only affects those who are directly abused, but also has a substantial effect on family members, friends, co-workers, and the community at large. Children, who grow up witnessing domestic violence, are among those seriously affected by this crime. Frequent exposure to violence in the home not only predisposes children to numerous social and physical problems, but also teaches them that violence is a normal way of life - therefore, increasing their risk of becoming society's next generation of victims and abusers.

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1. Who is affected by domestic violence?
2. What can you do if you know or you suspect someone is being abused?