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Youth witness factsheet: Latin@ children and youth exposed to domestic violence

Emerging research is capturing the complex realities experienced by Latin@ children and youth exposed to domestic violence (DV). This factsheet presents research on the status of Latin@ children and youth in the United States, general facts on the prevalence and consequences of witnessing DV, unique factors that are present for Latin@ children and youth, and resiliency of Latin@ children and youth who witness DV.Nearly 1 in 4 children and youth under the age of 18 in the United States are Latin@. Latin@ children and youth are the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority group in the US and by 2050 are expected to make up 1 in 3 youth in the United States.

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