Special Mental Health Challenges of Children survivors of domestic abuse at Barrier Free Living's Freedom House Residence in East Harlem, NYC -- see www.bflyny.org Children who survive domestic abuse have special mental health challenges. Most of the children residing at Barrier Free Living's Freedom House Residence have been witness to violence at home and are experiencing post-traumatic stress syndrome or other symptoms of extreme trauma.
A dysfunctional family breeds future poor mental health and the disturbed mind originates from some form of violence. To improve community wellbeing we must end domestic violence. But domestic violence cannot be eradicated without placing men at the forefront of protecting women from violence since men are its main perpetrators.