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Single Major Precursor

Domestic violence may be the

to child abuse and neglect fatalities in this country. Studies show that between 3.3 and 10 million children are exposed to domestic violence annually

- The U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse

Survivors of childhood trauma are up to

5,000% more likely

to attempt suicide, have eating disorders, or become IV drug users.
The safety, health, and well-being of our nation's children must become our top priority in law and society.

- The CDC-Kaiser Permanente adverse childhood experiences (ACE) study.

One of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and household challenges and later-life health and well-being

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The U.S. ADVISORY BOARD ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT suggests that domestic violence may be the single major precursor to child abuse and neglect fatalities in this country

Abusive parents are more likely to seek sole custody than nonviolent ones,  and they are successful 70% of the time

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The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences Study found that survivors of childhood trauma are up to 5,000% more likely to attempt suicide, have eating disorders, or become IV drug users. The safety, health, and well-being of our nations children must become our top priority in law and society

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 25% to 50% of disputed custody cases involve domestic violence

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Mothers who are victims of Domestic Violence are often depressed and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, 

and as a result, can present poorly in court and to best interest attorneys and/or child evaluators.

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Fathers are often awarded sole custody even when their sexual and physical abuse of the children is alleged and substantiated; 70% of the time, the abuser convinces the court to give him custody

Many batterers' motivation to intimidate and control their victims through the children increases after separation, due to the loss of other methods of exerting control

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In a national survey of more than 6,000 American families, 50 percent of the men who frequently assaulted their wives also frequently abused their children.

- The U.S. Advisory Board on Child Abuse

The Center for Judicial Excellence states 666 American children (23 in New York) have been killed by a parent in the past decade. In 85 of those cases, mothers had warned family courts their children were in danger.

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