#61. Family Violence

 This Conversation Will Help You…


  1. Talk about growing up, how they were treated (adults)
  2. Name ways they would support a friend/partner
  3. Name ways that witnessing violence would impact someone


Think About This First

  • Although this conversation might not be possible to have in a family where violence is happening, questions about resources and how to support a friend or partner can be helpful information to have.


Having the Conversation


Start Here:

If a person has grown up in a home where they have seen or experienced violence, what kind of impact do that think that has on a person?

Do you think they will automatically be violent when they grow up?



Experiencing violence doesn’t always mean that a person will then grow up to be violent – people choose how they act, even though past experiences could influence them.

How could they make sure they aren’t?

What are the kinds of things would constitute violence in a family?


Keep Talking:

If someone was in a violent home or a damaging relationship, where could they go for help?

Do you know of any resources or programs in our community that help people trying to escape a violent home?

Who could they talk to that was safe?

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