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Bullying Linked to Domestic Violence in Homes


A study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that both bullies and their victims are more likely to be exposed to violence at home as well.

The CDC, along with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, researched data from middle and high school students across the state. They found that violent family encounters were more likely to be found in those families of both bullies and the bullied. Massachusetts in particular has been at the forefront of bullying discussions after the suicides of two children over the past two years: 15-year-old Phoebe Price of South Hadley and 11-year-old Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover of Springfield.

These findings were published online in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report for April 22. They also included other factors that are commonly associated with bullying, including substance abuse, poor grades and an increased chance of suicide.

If someone you love has become a victim of domestic violence, it is time to contact us to get help from a Jacksonville family law attorney.