This 2 minute video provides compelling evidence why babies are definitely affected by Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) — even if they are never physically abused themselves.
Watch this experiment from the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences:
Details on The Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences’ Experiment with 150 Toddlers
The University of Washington wrote this about the experiment: “In the experiment, 150 toddlers at 15 months of age – an even mix of boys and girls – sat on their parents’ laps and watched as an experimenter sat at a table across from them and demonstrated how to use a few different toys.… Read More
Today, I watched an Emmy-Nominated Nick News with Linda Ellerbee special, “Family Secrets: When Violence Hits Home”, about domestic violence. I heard stories of youth who had grown up with violence with their own homes. Like what was highlighted in “First Impressions: Exposure to Violence and a Child’s Developing Brain”, this video clearly shows that children are affected by domestic violence–even if they are not the direct physical recipients of it.… Read More
1. “A baby’s tiny developing brain is like a delicate flower. If the flower is stressed, the flower wilts. If the flower is nourished, the flower blooms.” ***
2. “Unlike other organs, the brain is undeveloped at birth, and it is waiting for experiences to shape how it will develop.… Read More