Children Who See Too Much: Lessons From The Child Witness To Violence Project. . – Reviews: PT bookshelf: on children and violence, life and death, synesthetes and more – book review
CHILDREN WHO SEE TOO MUCH: LESSONS FROM THE CHILD WITNESS TO VIOLENCE PROJECT Beacon Press, $25
A man interrupts his assault on his wife to tell his daughter Jenna, “If you call the police, I’ll beat you.” Jenna, age 9, runs from the house and is later wracked by guilt for abandoning her mother. Betsy Groves, founder of the Child Witness to Violence Project at Boston Medical Center, writes of the horrendous violence children witness, mostly in their own homes, and of its devastating effects on them. One cannot read this book without thinking, “Surely, if we are a civilized nation, we can do better than this.”
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