**WAVE** Wiping Out Abuse and Violence Through Education

What is it like for children to grow up in a violent home? 

Children can be the victim of both parents or can get caught in the middle and be seriously injured.

Children may never know what to expect because their parents’ moods can change instantly from love to rage. 

The daily anger and violence make it a nightmare for the children. They grow up being afraid of everything and never trusting anyone. 

At school, they learn hitting is wrong, but at home that is how you solve problems.

Many times an abusive parent will shut the family off from the outside world, making the children withdraw from their friends and other adults.