It is a crushing, scarring, disastrous experience for the child. Ben Stein During my eleven years as a New York City public school teacher, I saw firsthand the impact that poverty has on the classroom.In low-income neighborhoods like Sunset Park, where I taught, students as young as five years old enter school affected by the stresses often created by poverty: domestic violence, drug abuse, gang activity.Robert Kennedy There is no life to be found in violence. Whether it's the mundane violence we do to our bodies by overeating toxic food or drink or the extreme violence of child abuse, domestic warfare, life-threatening poverty, addiction, or state terrorism.
I am not unmindful of the fact that violence often brings about momentary results.Believing that if we can be agreeable, be compliant and loving, do things how they want, that we will be safe. This becomes our way of life.”"I was heart broken, scared, I had a lot of anxiety, I was worried, I felt weak, and I had no idea how I was ever going to come up with the strength. I knew I had to get out of there.""Alone in my room, wrapped in a blanket, I whimpered and talked aloud to myself, recalling the lost glory of my youth when I considered myself, and was considered by others, a bright and capable person.""But even when I stop crying, even when we fall asleep and I'm nestled in his arms, this will leave another scar. These abuse quotes address all types of abuse, including child sexual abuse, rape, and domestic violence as well as related abuse issues such as dissociative identity disorder and self injury.The abuse quotes, set against beautiful images, provide inspiration and insight into what many victims of abuse have experienced.