To my utter shock, I discovered that the majority of people interviewed listed an abusive / violent mother, as one of the causes. I was gutted. The next day I was at Professors Green's door and we discussed why maternal abuse has such an impact on kids? The answer was simple - when someone who is meant to nurture turns abusive, it alters the structure and chemistry of the brain.
Personally, I think, if we are serious about confronting family violence then we need to also have the courage to lift the lid on all aspects of family violence with respect. It is not our place to judge or blame but as a community to come together to learn and heal.
The quote comes to mind "Do not judge me until you have walked in my shoes"
Lets all be Safe, Kind & Connected. Love & hugs. Jacqui