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          Childrens Services
Child abuse and domestic violence often occur in the same family and are linked in a nimber of important ways the have serious consequences for the safety of children.  Domestic violence often results in physical injury and or psychological harm to children.

Even when domestic violence does not result in direct injury to the child, it can interfere with the mother and father's parenting to such a degree that the child may be neglected.

Children who witness domestic violence are at a greater risk for abusing alcohol or other drugs and for committing violent crimes of all types, eventually getting involved with the criminal  justice  system