Families & Relationships

It is now recognized that certain factors can cause families to become trapped into a pattern or cycle of abusive behaviour.

There is compelling evidence to suggest that the experiences and behaviour a child witnesses (and learns) in his or her early life is a huge determining factor in how they go on to live their own adult life and their attitudes.

There are also clear indications however to suggest that by putting in place the appropriate preventative factors early on in life, destructive cycles of behaviour can be broken. Children from dysfunctional environments can, given the right interventions and opportunities, break this pattern of behaviour and grow up to be well-rounded individuals leading happy and positive lives.

See also Family Matters, Family Matters and the Arts, Domestic and Sexual Abuse.

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