By: Jay Patel
Blog Category: Domestic Violence Issues and the Law, Economics, & Race
Domestic Violence reaches across every fabric of society. It does not recognize racial, geographic, and socioeconomic or gender lines. Instead it visits destruction upon those affected and imposes a significant health and economic cost on society. Numerous approaches have been proposed, enacted and visited to reduce the number of incidents and provide prophylactic relief. Despite these measures, domestic violence remains an unfortunate reality in society.
At this time, renewed focus should be directed to educating children on the concept of domestic violence, its scope, impact and their potential risk to become victims or abusers in the future. A class devoted to human relationships and the associated benefits and potential detriments should be created. Discussions oriented around the signs and reactions of victims and abusers should be detailed. By providing this component when they are young, it should have the ability of impressing upon them the serious nature of the act and provide a basis for them to seek assistance in the future.