Children living with domestic violence suffer emotional and psychological trauma from the impact of living in a household that is dominated by tension and fear.These children will see their mother threatened, demeaned or physically or sexually assaulted.Unfortunately, emotional abuse is often minimized or overlooked—even by the person being abused.
This can lead to significant emotional and psychological trauma, similar to that experienced by children who are victims of child abuse.
However, these behaviors can become abusive and develop into more serious forms of violence.
Teen dating violence [PDF 187KB] is defined as the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking. Teen dating violence (physical and sexual) among US high school students: Findings from the 2013 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey. As teens develop emotionally, they are heavily influenced by experiences in their relationships.
They may feel stressed out; a sense of depression; anxiety but they can’t quite identify what is causing those feelings.
Emotional abuse is used to control, degrade, humiliate and punish a spouse.