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What does CWWV stand for?

CWWV stands for Children Who Witness Violence

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Children who witness violence should be provided the same level of victim assistance and special protections within the criminal and juvenile justice systems as child victims.
Based on the studies cited in the commentary, children who witness violence either in the community or in their homes are usually themselves indirect victims of that violence and suffer serious emotional and developmental problems.
If the trauma is not addressed immediately, symptoms that may emerge in children who witness violence include "a diminished ability to concentrate in school because of intrusive thoughts and images; persistent sleep disturbances; disordered attachment behaviors with significant caretakers; and nihilistic, fatalistic orientation to the future, which leads to increased risk-taking behaviors," he noted.