“Depression, early alcohol use, gang membership, parents who use drugs - these are some of the factors typically blamed for making a child prone to violence.  But a new study says none of those factors alone can push a child to become violent.  First, children have to see violence or be a victim of violence in their home or neighborhood, according to a study in November’s Journal of Pediatrics.

“Violence is a learned behavior, “ says Robert Durant, vice chairman of pediatrics at Wake Forest University Baptist School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Quoted from: It’s Everybody’s Business - the newsletter of the corporate alliance to end partner violence, December 2000/January 2001, www.caepv.org